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Rain Shaker

(4 customer reviews)
Authors: Elizabeth Mary Cummings Illustrator: Illustrator Cheri Hughes
12/Oct/2020
Global warming, nature
32
Paperback
230mm x 260mm
9781922387165
$12.50

Rain Shaker transports the reader into a world where dreams come true and hope rides high on the rising tides of global warming.

When Erin finds a snow shaker her imagination is ignited and she embarks on a magical journey of possibility of what if? In a world of droughts and floods where water won’t behave, Erin’s imagination shakes things up and leads her to help
make a better world.

Elizabeth Mary Cummings

Elizabeth Mary Cummings

Elizabeth Mary Cummings has qualifications in psychology and a Masters of Education. She has had a number of successful picture books and junior fiction titles published, as well as award winning poetry. Her stories often take a child’s perspective to explain the world and reflect on important life experiences including themes of resilience, grief, empowerment, anti-bullying and mental health. She is a […]

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Illustrator Cheri Hughes

Illustrator Cheri Hughes

Cheri Hughes was born in Japan and raised in both the U.S. and Japan. She studied design in Japan and specialises in illustration. Even as a small child, and prior to any studies, she always knew what she would be doing and that involved creating a world through visual interpretation. Cheri moved around a lot […]

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4 reviews for Rain Shaker

  1. Rain Shaker is a new picture book by talented duo Elizabeth Mary Cummings and Cheri Hughes. Congratulations ladies and to Big Sky Publishing! Click here to see my review
    http://annehelendonnelly.com/book-review-rain-shaker/?fbclid=IwAR0sDkGRVe0CjBRjrveGY89cq6qGbDzDdHuB5AlGs0feWi-5yiZxbc1fM_I

  2. The story behind this picture book is very relevant, especially here in Australia. It was only last year, prior to the major bushfires starting in September 2019, that the country was the grip of drought. The story speaks a message of hope to chidden and connects them with nature.

  3. The author uses simple but highly descriptive language and is able to skilfully build images: “Heat rising, steaming, shimmering, blinding,” “clucking, pecking, busy hens.” This book is a perfect marriage of text and illustration and the illustrator bings her talents on board. There is a good mix of spreads and single page illustrations, details in the illustrations that assist to provide back story and she presents different points of view in her illustrations. The book also generously offers Erin’s Sunflower Fun Facts at the back as well as Grow your own Sunflower!

  4. A recommended read, to your own children or in a classroom setting. It will stimulate healthy discussion and promote various activities, as well as entertain.

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