Tabitha and the Raincloud

USD $18.99

When Tabitha wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, she finds a big raincloud next to her. She tells it to go away, but it won’t budge. At school, she tries to draw a giraffe, but the raincloud distracts her and her art teacher compliments her on her dinosaur! By lunchtime Tabitha is so stormy none of her friends want to sit next to her. Tabitha realises she needs to change her attitude.

An empowering story of resilience and the importance of optimism.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820133 | Hardback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages | Colour

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My Kid’s Time
“Tabitha and the Raincloud is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. It tackles the theme of making the best from a not so great situation, perfect for now” Click here to read in full


Andrew Reynolds from 2NM speaks with Devon Sillett about Tabitha and RainCloud.
“I love this story because we have all woken up on the wrong side of the bed. But it’s important to remain optimistic”. Click here to listen


Libra Books
“In these easy read large pages, the authors have taken a sensitive subject and presented it in a fun and engaging way.”


Blue Wolf reviews
“Presented in clear, manageable language, one of life’s very necessary lessons is carefully explained with a light smattering of humour, helping little ones, and sometimes not so little ones, understand that everyone has bad days, and it is all about getting through them to find the sunshine on the other side. A lovely hard cover will ensure this is a treasured addition to little people bookshelves.” Click here to read in full


Adelaide Advertiser
“Tabitha wakes up bedevilled by a rain cloud that hangs over her, making everything go wrong, at breakfast and at school. Eventually she decides to tackle her nemesis, arming herself with umbrella and boots, and turning damp misery into such wet fun that everyone wants to join in”


Pinerolo
“This appealing story is about coping in spite of a raincloud hanging overhead. Engaging illustrations that will appeal to young readers.”


What’s Up Downunder 
“an excellent book ”


Daily Telegraph  reviewed
“An uplifting story about resilience and changing perspective”


Reading Time reviewed
“The message of resilience and knowing that bad days will pass, may need some explanation for the very young.  The illustrations are full of action and detail, and the raindrop-covered endpapers are a delight. ”Click here to read in full


Picture Books – Not Just for Kids.. 
“I have kids with chronic illness. It’s a pretty crappy life being too unwell to do the things that your peers are doing …  they don’t have a choice about seeing doctors, taking medication, etc, but they do have control over how they react to their situation. Tabitha and the Raincloud would have been the perfect book” Click here to read in full


Buzz Words reviewed
Tabitha and the Raincloud is an enjoyable story about emotions, self-regulation and resilience and is suitable for children aged 4+ years. This picture book would be an asset to the primary classroom, offering teaching opportunities for social and emotional learning as well as language and literacy (idioms, metaphors and inferencing).” Click here to read in full

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Becky J. Harvey
“Using real-life, relatable situations, children can begin to understand low moods and how they may already hold the key to making their situation better.” Click here to read more


Story Mummy
“So this book by Devon Sillet, Tabitha and the Raincloud, is a timely read for parent-child reading time. I am starting to like books on Social/Emotional regulation a lot lately. This is one to add to your collection, if you want to teach your children positive and people-oriented social behaviours.” Click here to read in full


The Corner on Character
“Why I like this book: It does a really good job of painting a poignant picture of how it feels to have a stormy day and how a soggy, gloomy day affects not only you, but others.” Click here to read in full


Rachel Funez Writes
“This is a sweet metaphorical story about a choice we all make daily: to let crummy circumstances spoil our mood or to make the best of it and stay positive.” Click here to read in full


Linda’s Book Bag
“Tabitha and the Raincloud would make a super addition to any child’s reading. It really does show that every cloud has a silver lining!” Click here to read in full


It’s All About Stories reviewed
“A lovely story with beautiful illustrations, about choices, emotional regulation, perseverance and optimism, from EK books.” Click here to read more