Hello, Rain!

Illustrated by Chris Turnham

A glorious celebration of all the reasons to love the rain!

The air is full of waiting.
The sky is full of breeze.
The trees gust and billow.
All before it rains.
From splashable puddles to
flowering gardens to the sound
of raindrops tick-tick-ticking
against the windowpane, the
text and pictures in
this exuberant book showcase
all the reasons to love the rain.
It is a joyous celebration of
nature that is perfect for
reading no matter the weather.

Editions

Cover of Hello, Rain!
  • North America: Chronicle Books, 2021
  • Korea: Kookmin Books Co, LTD, 2021

Illustrator

Chris Turnham is an illustrator based in Los Angeles. He’s had a long production art career working as a visual development artist in the animation industry for clients including Sony Pictures Animation, LAIKA Entertainment, and Dreamworks Animation.

In addition to illustrating children’s books he spends much of his time in the studio pursuing his passion for printmaking. To see more of his work visit www.christurnham.com

Reviews

“The story’s language and illustrations are wonderfully matched, as both capture the dual wonders on display…a joy to read aloud and a more realistic, but no less enchanting, companion to Beatrice Alemagna’s On a Magical Do-Nothing Day.”
— Booklist (starred review)

“This picture book is a lyrical and playful ode to rain showers with rhythmic prose that drip drops from the tongue like raindrops…a blast to read for every child and adult who sees a puddle and simply must splash in it.”
Book Riot

“Maclear celebrates the unbounded joy of discovery in ordinary things, chronicling events with a poet’s powers of observation… Turnham give the pages a memorable look with a palette of unexpected hues… Together, the creators conjure a child who fully inhabits each present moment until the sun arrives again.”
Publishers Weekly