A glorious celebration of all the reasons to love the rain!
Internationally acclaimed writer Kyo Maclear has partnered with printmaker Chris Turnham to create a colorful and lively celebration of rain. Flowers bloom in the garden. Umbrellas bloom on the streets. There are puddles for jumping and, later, a cozy home for hot chocolate and books. There's so much to love about the rain! -
Publisher's Weekly said Kyo and Chris's debut book The Wish Tree "hums with understated everyday magic," while School Library Connection said it was a "warm and magical tale of friendship and the intrinsic beauty of nature."
This book is an ideal fit for a cozy family read at home or school story time reading tied to curriculum about the weather or the seasons.- A BOOK TO COME BACK TO: Children will return to this book again and again to discover new details. Perfect for: - Parents, caregivers, and grandparents- Teachers and librarians- Nature-lovers- Those who love the rain or anyone living in rainy regions!
From distant thunder to clearing skies, a downpour offers plenty to see and do for the star of this story and a dog companion. Heading outside as "umbrellas bloom," the slicker-clad child gets happier the wetter the day becomes, stomping in puddles and letting go of a paper boat and two stick rafts: "Curbside waterfall./ Downhill swoosh./ Out of many drops-/ One./ Rushing./ River./ Let’s launch the fleet!" The two behold the rain summoning living things ("an earthworm,/ a stick snail") and helping others grow ("hyacinth,/ foxglove"), then "crouch under a tree/ and whisper-talk" until lightning and cracks of thunder drive them to watch the storm from inside. Maclear (Story Boat) celebrates the unbounded joy of discovery in ordinary things, chronicling events with a poet’s powers of observation: "a single drop of rain/ touches five times-/a branch,/ a leaf,/ an apple, a rock,/ a blade of grass-before reaching/ the ground." Digital, retro-style spreads by Turnham (National Parks of the USA) give the pages a memorable look with a palette of unexpected hues-muddy mauve alongside turquoise, yellow, and green. Together, the creators conjure a child who fully inhabits each present moment until the sun arrives again. Ages 3-5.
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