The best children’s books about rainy day

The Books I Picked & Why

Rain!

By Linda Ashman, Christian Robinson

Rain!

Why this book?

This book shows a grumpy man and a cheerful little kid’s morning on rainy day, of course a grumpy old man grumbles about rainy day and a little guy enjoys the rainy day. Same rainy day outing, two totally different attitude! And we all get to know it’s the positive attitude make everything brighter and more fun! Christian’s simple, colorful illustrations caught my eyes first, the contrast between the grumpy man and a kid’s world is just perfect!


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Umbrella

By Taro Yashima

Umbrella

Why this book?

This book is what I read again and again when I first started writing a picture book. Momo got her umbrella for her birthday gift and she can’t wait to use it. The little girl’s impatience, anticipation are plainly described and it brings me to the childhood days when every day is anew, novel, and splendid.


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Chirri & Chirra, the Rainy Day

By Kaya Doi, David Boyd

Chirri & Chirra, the Rainy Day

Why this book?

These two girls’ everyday adventure series! I adore these twin books since I am a twin myself! Color penciled illustration is always beautiful but I like how Kaya draws the rain here. You can see a drizzle, a shower, a downpour, and even an upside-down rain here. Surely the rain hater like myself can become a rain person.


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The Longest Storm

By Dan Yaccarino

The Longest Storm

Why this book?

This book is the newest of my pick, and it’s about the storm but also it reminds me of the lockdown we had last year. How tiny our place become, and how annoying our family members can be when we’re stuck all together in the small apartment. But then how lucky we are to have someone we love with us all the time.


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If Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here

By Simona Ciraolo

If Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here

Why this book?

I’m a big fan of Simona Ciraolo, and the cover of this book is so perfect! Every spread is filled with brilliant moments of the four seasons. Especially the rainy day spreads are my favorites. It makes you anticipate rainy days even though you’re not a rain person.


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