The Rain Baby

By Otto and Digby & Natalie Clark
Otto and Digby & Natalie Clark, 2012

Destined to become an environmental children's classic, The Rain Baby tells the story of a child born from a raindrop who descends from the heavens to restore planet Earth's most precious resource, water.

Inspired by the depth and texture of renowned watercolorist David W. Wharton's fantastically evocative paintings, sculptor Natalie Clark and her sons, Otto and Digby, created the Rain Baby, who meets trout, wolf, bear, mountain goat, pelican, magpie and a host of other creatures on a magical journey to the farthest reaches of planet Earth.


"Ensuring every person on the planet has access to clean water for generations to come requires we teach our children to value and protect water. This book engages children in a great story while helping parents convey an important message about conservation."

- Howard G. Buffett, Conservationist and Businessman


"This is a beautifully illustrated environmental story children
everywhere will love!"

- Tipper Gore


"The artistry of The Rain Baby begins with the magical illustrations and carries through to the poignant message of preserving Earth's greatest resource, water. In the book, the entire cast of characters depends on the outcome.  And as humans, so do we."

- Thomas D. Mangelsen, wildlife photographer and conservationist, Royal Photographic Society Honorary Fellow