Earlier this month London’s Free Word Centre saw the launch of The Day the Rain Came, by Claire White and Heather White, which is aimed at primary school-age children, and tells the story of a community dealing with heavy rain and flooding.
The book contains illustrations by Michael Foreman, and also by children – the winners of a UK-wide competition, led by disaster relief charity ShelterBox. The competition challenged teachers and children to explore a story about flooding and bring it to life with their pictures.
The event also marked the launch of a new partnership between ShelterBox’s Young ShelterBox project, which provides teachers and youth group leaders with the resources they need to explore the difficult and challenging subject of world disasters, and Chatterbooks, the national network of reading groups for children coordinated by the Reading Agency.
The Day the Rain Came by Claire White Illustrated by Michael Foreman
Published by Shelterbox
ISBN 9780956668219 Price £5.99