Here in the Northwest of the United States and Canada we learn to live with the rains that keep our homes and communities so green and beautiful. But, for children, our rainy weather can sometimes dampen the spirit and make some days a little difficult.
Here is a book for those rainy days. We hope that those who read this book and share it with others can feel our sense of wonder and enjoyment when "Sometimes it Rains".
This book grew from a collaboration between a writer of verse and an artist working just outside of Seattle, Washington. Together we have shared the joy of children and grandchildren who act as our Muses. This is our first book and with luck we hope to provide many more.
Paul DuFresne is a recently retired banker who also had a thirty year career in law enforcement. Just before retirement he began to share some humorous poems and verse with his grandchildren who are scattered across the United States. As others began to read these early poems and stories the idea for a picture book to share them with a wider audience began to develop. He now has another dozen stories drafted and is making progress toward additional books in print.
Tom Shannon is a Web Designer who has had a passion for illustration since the age of 5. Graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Western Washington University in 1993, Tom began a career as a Graphic Designer in the Greater Seattle Area. Tom now lives in Silverdale, Washington with his wife, two boys, and loyal cat, Bugsy.