A collection of poems and illustrations celebrating the lives of children includes works by A. A. Milne, Edward Lear, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many new voices and is divided into sections on Day and Night, Just for Fun, and others. An ALA Notable Book. Reprint.
"What's the matter with With Dickery Dean?He jumped right into The washing machine!""Nothing's the matterWith Dicker Dean - He dove in dirty,And he jumped out clean!"With over 180,000 copies sold since its 1992 debut, Talking Like the Rain is now being reissued in a deluxe paperback edition with a bold new cover design. This fine collection includes over one hundred classic children's poems, all divided into familiar subjects such as "Birds and Beasts," "Wind and Weather," and "Just for Fun." With soft, cheery watercolor illustrations by Jane Dyer, Talking Like the Rainis the perfect way to introduce even the youngest of readers to the art of poetry, and is sure to be treasured by families for years to come.