When It Rains
By Rassi Narika
Kira always feels gloomy when it rains. She can’t read outside, can’t play in the park, and has to wear all her thickest clothes.
But one day her friends Ana and Ilo ask her to join them on an adventure outside during another downpour. Kira discovers the joy of all the things that happen outside when it rains – from the new friends she makes, to the umbrellas on the streets, to the thrill of lightning, and finally, the warmth found at the end of each rainfall.
With her delightful artwork and enchanting words, Rassi Narika spins a story of hope and discovery that will brighten even the rainiest of days.
Translated from the Indonesian by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi Degoul and Emma Wright.
Published by The Emma Press, an independent publisher based in Birmingham, UK, specialising in poetry, short fiction and children’s books.