I Think It Might Rain



Rick Marchand

Illustrated by Nicole Herbut

GENRE:  Children's Fiction

Meet Bartholomew, a curious, kind and sweet third grader. One day, Bartholomew wakes up and is convinced he sees a black cloud forming in the clear blue sky. "I think it might rain," he proclaims. But what happens when his family, friends, and classmates don't believe him? Will he be able to stand up to the bullies who call him names? Will he hold firm in his beliefs?

Enjoy an Excerpt:

IMAGINE the look of surprise on his mom’s face, EYES WIDE OPEN, her MOUTH and JAW nearly touching the floor. “Where do you think you’re going, young man, dressed like that?” she asked. 

“To school of course,” Bart replied, quickly adding, “I think it might rain.” 


“Mommy, can I wear my rain suit too?” his little sister Olivia asked. 

“Not today. The sun is shining, and the weatherman said there is no rain in sight,” replied Mommy firmly.

“He’s wrong!” shouted Bartholomew in a stern and confident voice. “I think it might rain.”

“If you want to be the only silly one on the bus dressed in rain gear, go right ahead,” Mom replied, her eyes raised and a loving smile gracing her face. 

Grabbing his lunch with one hand and little Olivia’s hand with the other, Bart strolled confidently down to the end of the driveway to wait for the bus.

About the Author:

Richard Marchand and Nicole Herbut are a father/daughter, grandfather/mother, author/illustrator team creating picture books for young boys and girls. Their stories centre on a young boy named Bartholomew and his family and friends. They are designed to convey a simple yet meaningful message that can help young children learn from and grow with. Rick's stories were developed with his own daughters who at a very young age wanted him to "read a story from his mouth" and not a book.

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  1. We appreciate you featuring I THINK IT MIGHT RAIN today - thank you so much!

  2. This should be a great novel. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks like a cute book. Great cover!

  4. I agree, the cute cover does it's job well.

  5. Looks so cute. Love the excerpt. Thank you! :)

  6. I just know my kids would love this on their bookshelves.


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