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Home in the Rain

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About the Story

Francie's going to have a new baby sister very soon. But what will her name be? Francie has so many ideas! On a long drive home with Mum, in the pouring rain, maybe they'll find one that's just right... 

Home in the Rain is a delightful story from the wonderful Bob Graham, and is a celebration of the simple yet special moments that often pass us by unnoticed. As Francie and her mother travel home in the rain one evening, down the highway, through the countryside, into a rest stop and on to the petrol station before finally arriving home, each scene is exquisitely observed, with gentle illustrations adding extra dimension to this evocative tale.   

Tender and timeless, this story cherishes those moments of family relationships that enrich our lives. Told sweetly by actor Zahra Newman, this remarkable story will stay with viewers for a long time.


*captions available.
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list.
*included in the SA Premier's Reading Challenge R-2 list.
*included in the QLD Premier's Reading Challenge Early Childhood list.

Story Details



    Bob Graham


    Bob Graham


    Zahra Newman


    Walker Books Australia, Australia 2016


CBCA Previously Shortlisted, Celebration / Event, Change, Family Life, NSW PRC, QLD PRC, SA PRC, Siblings

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)



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