Scully, a young hearing-impaired girl, wants to play outside in the rain, away from her brother Leo and her busy mother. She loves pto feel the sensation of the rain running over her face. After escaping briefly to the wet green trees outside, she is grounded and not allowed to leave the house for a day. As evening approaches, Scully and her mother are able to share a special moment together watching the stars.
Born in India, Rachna Gilmore has lived in England, Prince Edward Island, and now resides in Ottawa, Ontario. Her books include Fangs and Me , Ellen's Terrible TV Troubles and Mina's Spring of Colors.
is the illustrator of Dinosaurs by Elizabeth MacLeod and Fangs and Me by Rachna Gilmore. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.
"Now this is one book title I can relate to and I suspect a few other parents and children can, too . . . Rachna Gilmore doesn't sugar-coat the angry interaction of the family members. She lets the story, from the perspective of Scully, who is also hearing impaired, unfold realistically. The result is a tale of heart-warming insight into the mind of a little soul trying hard to have a good day."
— The London Free Press
"What makes A Screaming Kind of Day unique, and quite wonderful, is that Scully's inability to hear is not her problem at all. For much of the book, in fact, it's her solution to the problem . . . Scully is as convincingly real a human being as any child in children's literature, and her self-acceptance, so complete it's left entirely unspoken, represents an important step forward in the depiction of children different from what we tend to call normal. For all its brevity, Rachna Gilmore's text for A Screaming Kind of Day was a deserving winner for this year's Governor General's Award."
— Starred review, The Quill and Quire
"This wonderful child shows that, despite a small difference, some experiences are universal. The story is gently and beautifully told by Rachna Gilmore."
— The Houston Chronicle