Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Showers Bring May Flowers

We've all heard the old English proverb growing up, "April Showers Bring May Flowers"...or at least I did growing up.  And while we're still in the rainy season, why not cheer up with some of these picture books with stories about rain that will result in some happy endings.

Blue on Blue 
by Dianne White
In this poetic picture book, a family experiences a thrilling seaside thunderstorm, from the wind and first drops of rain to the messy mud after the sun returns. With gentle, rhyming text and vivid artwork, this depiction of nature's stormy patterns turns a storm into a celebration

by Linda Ashman
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through 
puddles in frog-themed rain wear.  I really love the collage illustrations 
and the facial expressions on the old man!  

Toad Weather 
by Sandra Markle
On a rainy day, Ally's mom asks her to come outside where, amidst the oil slicks, dripping awnings, and splashing cars, they find a toad migration taking place.

Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain? 
By Harriet Ziefert 
Take a trip outside in the mud as a little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. During her hunt, she discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat!

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