Synopses & Reviews
"What's the matter with
With Dickery Dean?
He jumped right into
The washing machine!"
"Nothing's the matter
With 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 Rain is 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.
A classic and beautiful collection of children's poetry with delightful watercolors by Jane Dyer. Illustrations.
Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, this classic and beautiful collection of children's poetry features delightful watercolors by Jane Dyer.
About the Author
X. J. Kennedy has published 12 children's books with his wife, Dorothy M. Kennedy. In 2000, he won the Excellence in Children's Poetry Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kenndy live in Lexington, Massachusetts
Jane Dyer is the acclaimed illustrator/author of more than 50 books, including Animal Crackers, and the bestselling picture books, I Love You Like Crazy Cakes by Rose Lewis and Time for Bed by Mem Fox. She lives in Massachusetts.