Monday, March 20, 2017

The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed

The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed and illstrated by Jim LaMarche was published in 1992. I remember seeing this book years ago, somewhere, and being delighted with the illustrations. I'd forgotten about it until my sweet friend, Michelle gave me a copy of the book last week.

In The Rainbabies, an older couple who were never able to have a child discover a dozen tiny thumb sized babies in the grass after a rainstorm. They tenderly gather the babies and care for them. The babies face many dangers, yet the couple risk their own lives to see them safe.

When faced with a woman at the door who longs to purchase the babies from them, will they make the right choice?

The story is very sweet and the illustrations alone are worth the purchase price of this book.

Read to a child today even if that child is you.

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