Rain Before Rainbows: Win this gorgeous picture book from Smriti Halls and David Litchfield 

We have five copies of this stunning story up for grabs in our competition.

The front cover of Rain Before Rainbows

We are so excited that Smriti Halls is our new Writer in Residence - and now we're giving you the chance to win her wonderful new picture book!

Rain Before Rainbows, illustrated beautifully by David Litchfield, is an uplifting tale of making it through tough times that will help you and your little ones navigate tricky moments.

The story follows a girl and her companion fox as they travel together from a place of loss and despair towards the hope of colour, light and life, facing uncertain times along the way.

But while it's not always an easy journey, the pair make friends to guide and support them and discover that there is a way out of the darkness.

Rain Before Rainbows is full of hope, making it perfect for strange times like these. So we're delighted to have five copies to give away!

If you fancy getting your hands on one, simply answer the question below and leave your details before the closing date of 11pm on Monday, 30 November. Good luck!

Take a sneak peek at Rain Before Rainbows

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The front cover of Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
An illustration from Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
An illustration from Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
An illustration from Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
An illustration from Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
An illustration from Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
An illustration from Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
The front cover of Rain Before Rainbows by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield

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Rain Before Rainbows: Win this gorgeous picture book from Smriti Halls and David Litchfield

What kind of animal is the girl's companion in Rain Before Rainbows?

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Monday, 30 November 2020.

6. There will be five winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. Due to the coronavirus situation, the prize will be sent out only when the prize provider is able to safely return to their office. There may be a delay before a chosen winner receives their prize.

15. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

16. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

Meet our latest Writer in Residence

Every six months, BookTrust appoints a new Writer in Residence to write blogs, run competitions and give us their own unique perspective on the world of children's books.

Find out more