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My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Written by Markette Sheppard & illustrated by Charly Palmer
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Rainy summer days are no match for a little astronaut who builds the perfect rocket ship for an indoor space adventure to another galaxy, where the sky is his only limit!

A stormy afternoon and an order from Mom to stay inside are no match for this little dreamer, who uses everyday household items—a rocket chair, a cardboard box, an old dish rag, and a super-duper imagination—to whip up a trip around the universe he won’t soon forget.

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the imagination of Black boys who use their beautiful minds to transform the mundane into the extraordinary, dream out loud, and boldly go where their sky is the only limit.

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Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.0 / 7.0

This book had potential and beautiful illustrations, but the book’s cadence and rhyming were enough off that if felt cumbersome to read aloud.

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Who Wrote My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Markette Sheppard

Markette Sheppard is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and children’s book author. Her bestselling debut book, <i>What Is Light?</i>, inspired children to discover the light within through everyday surroundings. Markette is also founder of The GLOW Brands, LLC, a media company aimed at illuminating perspectives around the world. She earned a master of arts degree in interactive journalism from American University in Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s in communications and French from California State University Dominguez Hills. Markette lives in Maryland with her husband and son.

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Who Illustrated My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Charly Palmer

<b>Charly Palmer</b> is a graphic designer, illustrator, and fine artist. As a child, he was fascinated by Ezra Jack Keats’s illustrations for <i>The Snowy Day</i>, which inspired Charly’s own use of color and geometric shapes. He studied art and design at the American Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago. <i>Mama Africa!</i> is his first picture book.

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Publication Date:
May 5, 2020

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