‘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.
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
Online Content to Support this Book:
- Read the free flip book.
- Download your FREE digital copy (PDF)
- Audio links for all the Stories for Little Queenslanders
- Download Activity booklet – with 16 different creative play ideas to support the book
- State Library of Queensland Outdoor Play Activities
- Joy Lawn’s Paperbark blog – Kat talks about Stories for Little Queenslanders
Kat’s interview with Bec Mac from Popsart.
Activities & Resources to support ‘Up and Down on a Rainy Day’.
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!)