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The King Who Rained/Reigned

It’s been a bit since I posted because I am currently reading a very long book entitled In a Different Key which is about the story of autism. Naturally you can expect a blog post about it soon-ish, but in the meantime, I wanted to talk about a children’s book that I highly recommend.

It’s rather old, but The King Who Rained is about a little girl who displays some confusion about phrases her Daddy uses. For example, her daddy says there is a fork in the road. She imagines a literal fork.


forks in road
This photo comes from the book.

Other phrases such as “mole on his nose” and “fairy tales” you’ll have to find in the book to see the creative pictures of what a child might imagine.


The drawings in the book are appropriate because they remind me of the way a child might actually color them. In the picture above, the grass is an excellent example of this in that there are scribble marks which resemble crayons.

While it is categorized as a children’s book, I actually wonder if children would understand why it is humorous. The benefits I could see would be its educational value in introducing idioms and homophones. For the adults reading it though, it will definitely produce a few giggles.

Next time you’re in the library, see if you can find a copy of this humorous book. Give a read and brighten your day. I give it a 5 out of 5.


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