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Home in the Rain

Written & illustrated by Bob Graham
Published by Candlewick Press
3.5 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.6 / 5.0
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Waiting out a storm by the highway inspires a name for an unborn baby sister in a tender, exquisitely observed tale from the incomparable Bob Graham.

The rain is pouring down in buckets, and Francie and her mom are on their way home from Grandma’s. As the little red car pulls into a picnic area to wait out the storm, the windows fog up, and Francie spells out Dad, Mom, and Francie with her finger. But the back window is waiting for another name, that of Francie’s soon-to-arrive baby sister. What should they call her? Francie and her mother ponder this as they return to the road. Later, when they stop to fill up with gas, who will notice one mother lost in thought and a small girl dancing? Once again, as only he can, Bob Graham elevates a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment into a sublime tale full of nuance and heart.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
3.5 / 7.0

I wanted to like this book so much more than I did. I really liked the illustrations, and I initially really liked the feel of the book. However, the story just didn’t do much for me and by the end of the book, I was ready for it to be over.

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June 13, 2017

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