Up and Down on a Rainy Day (PB)

Up and Down on a Rainy Day‘, illustrated by Janet Turner, was released by State Library of Queensland in December 2020, in their Stories for Little Queenslanders series. ‘Up and Down on a Rainy Day’ has been shortlisted in the 2021 Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards.

Sun up.
Rain down.

Wake up.
Jump down.

A farming family gets up to wet and muddy fun as the rain falls down. Celebrating farms, family and rainy-day play!


RRP $24.95  Purchase a hardcover copy – limited numbers

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Online Content to Support this Book:

Kat’s interview with Bec Mac from Popsart.

 Activities & Resources to support ‘Up and Down on a Rainy Day’.

Click to access katapel_play-by-the-book_up-and-down-on-a-rainy-day.pdf

Read along with Mari (and Froggie 🐸) from State Library of Queensland. (You could make your finger puppets, first, to help with the action.👉 )

Illustrator Janet Turner’s interview with Bec – and first sight of her first picture book.🤩

Another reading of ‘Up and Down on a Rainy Day’ – this one by Sarah and Steph at Gold Coast Libraries. 

Using props and prompts to encourage your child to predict text.

Make your own rain shaker, then snuggle down for a bedtime read-along with Mari. Finish with a musical version of ‘Once I Munched a Mango’, written by Samantha Wheeler and sung by Nadia Sunde.

Join the students from Springfield Central State School as they narrate Up and Down on a Rainy Day – with sound effects. (Fabulous reading, Zoe and Ella-Lane!)