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This wordless picture book tells the story of a little girl who loves to dance in the rain.

Laney Dances in the Rain

A Wordless Picture Book About Being True to Yourself

illustrated by Matthew Rivera

Available October 2022. Laney loves to dance in the pouring rain. One day, she encounters a scowling boy who tries to ruin her fun outside. But with the support of her mom, Laney goes back to what she loves—even after the boy attempts to destroy her beautiful yellow raincoat. When Laney embraces her true self, she brings joy to herself and her neighbors.

Laney Dances in the Rain is a wordless picture book that allows young children to use their imagination to tell a story in their own words and their own way. Its empathy-building storyline about being true to oneself supports self-belief and self-expression even in the face of questioning or criticism. A special section for adults offers discussion questions to use in exploring the story with children.
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Available October 2022
ISBN: 
978-1-63198-665-9
Interest Level: Ages 4–9
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 10" x 10"
Page Count: 32
Praise for Laney Dances in the Rain

“Laney is a delight! This story of a child who dances to her own music—rain or shine—will resonate with anyone who’s ever had to find the courage to be themselves, whatever others might say or think. The accessible wordless picture book format invites children to use their empathy and imagination to tell the tale in their own words.” —Dr. Michele Borba, parenting and bullying-prevention expert, author of End Peer Cruelty, Build EmpathyThrivers; and Unselfie

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