Rain Before Rainbows: eBook (Fixed Layout)

By Smriti Halls

Illustrated by David Litchfield

An uplifting, stunningly beautiful book about optimism in the darkest of places.

Rain before rainbows. Clouds before sun. Night before daybreak. A new day’s begun. A girl and her companion fox travel together from a place of loss and despair, through uncertain times, towards the hope of colour, light and life. Along the way, they find friends to guide and support them. Together, they build a glorious future and discover there is a way out of the darkness, into the light of the rainbow. A book with immense hope at its heart, this is a positive message for anyone who’s ever gone through a tough time.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Fixed layout
  • ISBN: 9781406399264
  • Published: 01 Jun 2020
  • Price: £2.99
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'A stylish picture book about how there is always a way out of darkness.' The Sunday Times

'The story is a lyrical ode to optimism, resilience and friendship, illuminated by Litchfield’s dazzling textured art.' The Bookseller

'This book shows the importance of strength and hope in times of fear. The illustrations are full of movement and colour and will fuel readers’ imaginations. The positive words and colourful illustrations remind us all to stay hopeful throughout troubled times, for rainbows are on their way. A heart-lifting and moving read.' Children's Books Ireland - Mind Yourself

'Hope is also invoked in Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield. First released as a free e book, this dreamlike vision of a girl and fox travelling from darkness and difficulty to a blaze of morning light offers, with its few well-chosen words and heart-lifting illustrations, a moving message of perseverance and eventual joy.' The Guardian

'David Litchfield's dramatic or warm illustrations are lovely. The rhyming text and the detailed pictures make this an attractive book for young children.' The School Librarian

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