REVIEW: Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Prasadam-Halls, illustrated by David Litchfield
In this heartfelt story about courage, change, and moving on, a girl and her companion fox travel together away from a sorrowful past, through challenging and stormy times, toward color and light and life. Along the way they find friends to guide and support them, and when the new day dawns, it is full of promise. With gorgeous, richly realized illustrations and immense hope at its heart, Rain Before Rainbows holds out a ray of sunshine for anyone looking for light.
Candlewick Press is pleased to be providing the e-book of Rain Before Rainbows free for a limited time in order to raise awareness for Save the Children’s work in bringing resources to the most vulnerable children in rural America, now so disproportionally affected by coronavirus-related school closures.
Dear Ms. Prasadam-Halls and Mr. Litchfield,
This is a book I needed. This is a book that we all need. Frankly this year has sucked. Every time I pulled up the news or talked to friends about the various situations in the world, I felt depressed, sad, and dispirited. But this book, with its message of hope that there is “rain before rainbows, cloud before sun” reminds me that we have to slog through the bad before we can more appreciate the good that is coming. Okay, after reading it, I feel hopeful. I feel we can get through this and emerge on the other side. Thanks. A