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Written by Tim McCanna & illustrated by Richard Smythe
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What's Watersong About

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“A fox’s journey to take shelter from a rainstorm, told entirely in onomatopoeia”–

What Kind of Book is Watersong

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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 is all about the illustrations and onomatopeia of the rain noises…cute concept, but there’s not a whole lot here… just rain noises.

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Who Wrote Watersong

Tim McCanna

Tim McCanna is the author of Bitty Bot, Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway, and Watersong, which was called a “joyful, gorgeous book” by Booklist. When he’s not writing books for children, Tim enjoys volunteering for SCBWI and taking trips to the beach. Tim has worked in advertising, written musicals, and played accordion in several bands before becoming a children’s book author. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids. Visit him at

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Who Illustrated Watersong

Richard Smythe

RICHARD SMYTHE graduated with an illustration master’s degree in 2010 and has illustrated many successful picture books with his distinctive style including Watersong, a New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids 2017 list, and Fox in the Night. He lives in the UK.

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Publication Date:
January 31, 2017
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