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Talking Like the Rain

A Read-to-Me Book of Poems
By Dorothy M. Kennedy, X. J. Kennedy (Trade Paperback, 2002)
"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.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $10.99 US/$12.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316384919

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2002

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback

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"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.

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.
  • Praise for Talking Like the Rain:
    - Named a New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year and an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1992.

    "Unusually striking . . . some of this gifted artist's finest work." - PW (starred review)

    "The mix of mood, tone, humor and rumination in this collection is broadly representative, and the illustrations are so skilled they make the combination a joy." - The New York Times

    "[The collaborators] know poetry and appreciate its bone-deep beauty. Dyer's watercolors reflect the wonder in each selection. Imaginative as the poetry selections are, her pictures dance off the page." - School Library Journal

  • Praise for Jane Dyer:
    Animal Crackers:
    * "[This book]... has the power to entice the youngest children to cherish the richness and diversity of both language and art... pellucid watercolors that simply dazzle." - PW (starred review)

    I Love You Like Crazy Cakes: 
    "Destined to become a classic." - Kirkus (starred review)

    - Named a New York Times Children's Bestseller and A Book Sense Book of the Year Honoree in 2000.

    Time for Bed:
    "Dyer's commanding yet gentle, large-scale watercolors are the key to the appeal of this bedtime lullaby." - PW

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Product Details

Talking Like the Rain
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $10.99 US/$12.99 CAN
  • Pages: 96
  • Physical Dimensions: 9" x 12"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316384919
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2002
Talking Like the Rain