Rain Boy

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Chronicle Books
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9.2 X 8.5 X 0.5 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Dylan Glynn is an award-winning animator, painter, and author based in Toronto, Canada. His multidisciplinary practice is characterized by its emotion, grace and sense of wild-movement. His work has been recognized and exhibited by Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal SOI 62), American Illustration, Somerset House and the Canadian Screen Awards


"Rain Boy and Sun Kidd represent the sunny and rainy dispositions inherent in every human. Detailed watercolor illustrations coupled with succinct text make this book accessible to a wide range of ages. . . . . Children and caregivers will be inspired to interpret its deeper meaning. This is a critical addition to elementary collections to build empathy and acceptance."-School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Glynn's watercolor, cut-paper, pastel, and colored-pencil caricatures and tableaux channel both a delightfully childlike aesthetic and emotionally charged expressionism. Captivating visuals will prompt conversations about the feelings and choices of victim, friend, and community."--Kirkus Reviews
"Author-illustrator Glynn literalizes weather metaphor to tell a story about acceptance. . . . [T]he art is gorgeous. . . . Expressive use of watercolor, pastels, and colored pencil, in a naive style, stunningly paints a fable with blotchy colors evoking the emotional extremes represented by sunshine and rain clouds. A lovely, if purposeful, tool for early social-emotional learning."-Booklist