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When it Rains: a picturebook about fun in the rain

When it Rains: a picturebook about fun in the rain


Story and illustrations by Rassi Narika. Translated from Indonesian by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi Degoul and Emma Dai’an Wright

“In the woods we met some frog

friends who were good at dancing.


They were also good at singing!


This is the rain song they sang:

‘Whenever it rains,

why get so sad?

The sound of the rain

goes along with our singing,

the raindrops are falling

in time with our dancing

and each splash of rain

brings us joy.'”


An Emma Press Children’s Book
Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 3+; for children aged 5+ to read on their own

32 pages: 254 x 203 mm

Publication date: 26 Mar 2019

Paperback: ISBN 9781910139639

GTIN: N/A SKU: 9781910139639 Categories: , , Tag:

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The Emma Press is an independent publisher specialising in poetry, short fiction and children’s books. We are trying to make publishing and literature as welcoming and accessible as possible.


Kira always feels gloomy when it rains. She can’t read outside, can’t play in the park, and has to wear all her thickest clothes.

But one day her friends Ana and Ilo ask her to join them on an adventure outside during another downpour. Kira discovers the joy of all the things that happen outside when it rains – from the new friends she makes, to the umbrellas on the streets, to the thrill of lightning, and finally, the warmth found at the end of each rainfall.

With her delightful artwork and enchanting words, Rassi Narika spins a story of hope and discovery that will brighten even the rainiest of days.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

An Interview with Rassi Narika

‘Because a lot of picture books are meant for children, I also find that they bring the best qualities of human beings. As an adult, I find picture books are my refuge when I need to be reminded that at the core of life, we have good qualities. The innocence, curiosity, and childlike perspective I get from reading picture books helps me to find new stories in life.’ – Rassi Narika, interviewed for The Emma Valley Press blog.

Additional information

Dimensions 25.4 × 20.3 cm


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