When Sarah and her younger brother Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. “Where does the rain come from?” Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining.
When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!
Mark Lee’s lively story is an introduction to the water cycle for young readers. Nathalie Dion’s soft illustrations show the fun, loving relationship between Big T., Sarah and Charlie.
Mark Lee has been a writer for the past forty years, working as a journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and children’s book author. His children’s books include 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus, and the forthcoming My Best Friend Is a Goldfish, illustrated by Chris Jevons. Mark lives in New York City and likes to fly kites in Central Park.
Nathalie Dion is a freelance illustrator based in Montreal. She studied Design Arts at Concordia University. Her other books include The Biggest Puddle in the World by Mark Lee, What’s in Your Purse by Abigail Samoun and the Urban Babies Wear Black series by Michelle Sinclair Colman.
Praise for The Biggest Puddle in the World:
“The text is gentle and sweet . . . . Familial love, nature appreciation, and a bit of natural science.” — Kirkus Reviews
“This lovely book honors the relationship between children and grandparents and encourages reverence for the natural environment.” — School Library Journal
“Lee’s story, with short but rhythmic sentences, and Dion’s illustrations are so effective, they instantly evoke the sound and smells of nature after a storm. Young readers will enjoy this story of two siblings learning about the natural world from their grandparents.” — CM Reviews
Praise for 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street:
“The very fact of trucks—let alone their variety and different purposes—gives a thrill to certain 3- to 6-year-olds. For these children, Mark Lee’s ‘20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street’ will be handsome entertainment.” — Wall Street Journal
“Counting books in verse are plentiful, but this one stands out. The words roll off the tongue, a good thing, as children will demand to hear it again and again.” — School Library Journal