Stef takes the twins out for a walk to the seaside. On their way, they pass through fields full of flowers, grasshoppers, and bees. They stop at a farm, where they feed the hens, pigs, and ponies. But when they reach the sea, the clouds turn grey and it starts to rain. The twins love splashing about in the rain ... but where do all the animals go when it rains?
A wonderfully detailed picture book with a variety of animals to spot. It will be enjoyed time and time again.
“A charming book that looks at a variety of animals and how they take shelter from the rain.”
—Family Interest, March/April 2010
“Young children love nature and this beautifully illustrated book gives plenty of oppurtunity for spotting wildlife of all kind.... This book is not only lovely to look at, but gives scope for some interesting discussions about nature”
—Creative Steps, March/April 2010
“Full of fun, detail, and optimism, this book encourages simple observation of nature by watching, walking and sensing—or perhaps by just jolting the reader to get out and about!”
—Gill Roberts, Carousel, June 2010
“The detailed illustrations teach children about what happens when the weather closes in!”
—Juno, summer 2010
“A lovely story to share with older preschool children and those in their first year at school...this is a fresh and colorful presentation of the answer to an age-old question. Don't forget to look at the end-papers.”
—Beverley Mathias, The School Librarian, summer 2010
“A lovely book for your spring basket with lots of details to spot.”
—smilinglikesunshine blog, April 2012
Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, the Netherlands. She studied at the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and École Estienne of Paris. Gerda has illustrated over 120 books for children, many of which have been translated worldwide. Her book A Year in our New Garden appeared on the USBBY Outstanding International Books list. Gerda Muller works across a wide variety of mediums and uses diverse techniques when illustrating. For precise line work, she typically works with black and sepia pen, using watercolours to add colour and detail. Her picture book illustrations have also made use of coloured pencils, oils, lithography and more recently, pastels. Gerda Muller is known for her love of nature and natural scenes. Her illustrations are vibrant, detailed, and reflect the changing seasons and landscapes. Gerda has also illustrated the popular French series Turlutins and continues to work with French publisher L'ecole des Loisirs on charming modern stories such as Ce pousse comment? (published by Floris Books as How Does My Garden Grow?).