Cover image for Peter Spier's Rain.
Title:
Peter Spier's Rain.
Author:
Spier, Peter.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Rain
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Garden City : Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers, 1997.

©1982
Physical Description:
36 unnumbered pages : all illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Two children play in their backyard during a rainy day.
General Note:
"A Dell picture yearling"--Cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
ISBN:
9780440413479

9780738316239
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This wordless picture book captures the beauty and wonder of a brother and sister's joyous experiences in the rain. Come along as they explore their neighborhood, splash through puddles, see where the animals hide, and make footprints in the mud. From the first small drops of rain to the clear blue sky of a bright new morning, Peter Spier's Rain will delight parents and children again and again.


Author Notes

Peter Edward Spier was born in Amsterdam on June 6, 1927. His formal education ended in his early teens, about a year after the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940. His father was imprisoned by the Nazis for an illustration of Hitler that speculated about what would have happened had he stayed a painter. Since the family was Jewish, they were all sent to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. They were liberated by the Soviet Red Army in May 1945. Spier returned to the Netherlands after the war and served in the Royal Netherlands Navy for four years before immigrating to the United States in 1951.

He worked in advertising before he began to write and illustrate children's books. His books included The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky, The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night, Of Dikes and Windmills, and Circus! He received the Caldecott Medal for Noah's Ark. He died of congestive heart failure on April 27, 2017 at the age of 89.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Spier's wordless picture book follows two children through a rainy day. All ages. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved