Part memoir, part manifesto, Children Don't Dissolve in the Rain is about prioritising play. being brave, trying things out, exploring feelings, and non-judgementally engaging with humans with openness and creativity.
Adele Cleaver draws from her own experiences with play as a child, an aunt, a mother and a play-worker - with lessons learned from Cuba, Cape Verde, Sweden, Canada, Ghana, Great Ormond Street Hospital and her home town Birmingham. Her journey highlights play as arguably the most neglected, yet crucial, part of childhood and parenthood.
At times heartbreaking, always hopeful, this book will leave you invigorated, informed and inspired to pursue a life full of play.