Allen & Unwin, 2018
32pp., hbk., RRP $A24.99
Who doesn’t love splashing and sploshing in puddles after rain. Even grown men do!
So after the rain stops, Ruby and Banjo and Mum go up the street, and into the park, over the bridge and down to the riverflats where the puddles lie waiting… So much fun for free and nothing a hot bath won’t fix when the fun is finished.
This is a lovely story about puddle-sploshing for young readers that will have them watching the sky for big, fat, grey rain clouds and reaching for their gumboots. Perhaps those who do get to enjoy the puddles can do a special rain dance for those who haven’t seen rain for so long, maybe never, as this drought continues.
A good way to start a conversation about where the rain comes from and why we need it.