Rain Before Rainbows


We recommend this…

as a beautiful and helpful picture book for children going through difficult times, and also as a possible gift for an adult who needs to hear a message of care and hope.

A quick summary…

A “heart-lifting” book that acknowledges adversity and difficult feelings, and points to the power of carrying on in hope, seeking support, and our capacity to rebuild and renew. Lyrical and wise words by Smriti Halls, and beautiful illustrations by David Litchfield (of the beloved Bear and the Piano books).



Publisher’s description

An uplifting, stunningly beautiful book about optimism in the darkest of places. A girl and her companion fox travel together from a place of loss and despair, through uncertain times, towards the hope of colour, light and life. Along the way, they find friends to guide and support them.

Together, they build a glorious future and discover there is a way out of the darkness, into the light of the rainbow. A book with immense hope at its heart, this is a positive message for anyone who’s ever gone through a tough time.

Additional information

Format Paperback
Weight 214 g
Dimensions 250 × 279 × 7 mm
Book Author


ISBN 9781406394023


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