Mushroom in the Rain

Overview

Caught out in the rain, an ant takes shelter under a very tiny mushroom. Soon, a wet butterfly, then a drenched mouse, a dripping sparrow, and even a rain-soaked rabbit each beg to join him under his miniature umbrella. How can the ant let the others in when there is barely room enough for one? But as the rain comes down and down, they all somehow manage to squeeze together and share the tiny shelter. And when the sun finally comes out, the ant discovers a magical secret of just...

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Overview

Caught out in the rain, an ant takes shelter under a very tiny mushroom. Soon, a wet butterfly, then a drenched mouse, a dripping sparrow, and even a rain-soaked rabbit each beg to join him under his miniature umbrella. How can the ant let the others in when there is barely room enough for one? But as the rain comes down and down, they all somehow manage to squeeze together and share the tiny shelter. And when the sun finally comes out, the ant discovers a magical secret of just what happens to mushrooms in the rain!

How can an ant, butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and rabbit all take shelter from the rain under the same mushroom when originally there was room only for the ant?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A rain-soaked ant takes refuge under a mushroom, which expands to shelter several of his waterlogged friends. According to PW , ``The creators of The Chick and the Duckling have scored another triumph.'' Ages 3-6. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689714412
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 316,180
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated many books together — he draws the outlines and designs the pages; she paints the illustrations. Aruego, a native of the Philippines, was a lawyer before becoming an illustrator, and now lives in New York City. Dewey was born in Chicago and also lives in New York City.

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