Priscilla and the Splish-Splash Surpriseby Nathaniel Hobbie, Jocelyn Hobbie
Bored after three days of non-stop rain, Priscilla goes outside to perform a rain-stopping dance and meets Posy the Pixie, who shows her the magical land of Primrose and teaches her to appreciate both rain and sunshine.
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.75(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 1 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Jocelyn and Nathaniel Hobbie are the daughter and son of our bestselling author/artist, Holly Hobbie. Jocelyn holds a B.F.A. from RISD and works for a contemporary art dealer in New York, NY. Nathaniel Hobbie is also a fine artist who works with metal and wood. He lives in Holyoke, MA. Their first picture book, Priscilla and the Pink Planet, was published by Little, Brown in October 2004.
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Awesome story. Beautiful rhymes and also funny. It flows beautifully and it is a fun read with a cute story. The message is great as the story teaches about how something that might seem terrible could be great when seen from a different perspective. It also teaches "how to make lemonade out of lemons", how things usually have a silver lining and the importance of considering other perspectives and points of view.
Reviewed by Kristie I. for Readers Favorite “Priscilla and the Splish-Splash Surprise,” written by Nathaniel Hobbie and illustrated by Jocelyn Hobbie, is a great story to listen to and is a great addition to every family’s library! The sky has not been blue for days and it is raining; Priscilla has tried to occupy herself inside, but she is bored of the rain and being inside. Priscilla goes outside to play in the rain and hopes to stop it by doing a dance. Instead Priscilla meets a Pixie named Posie from the land of Primrose. Posie introduces her to fun she can have in the rain and then enjoy spending time playing together. Priscilla learns to enjoy the rain, the rain that used to be a “dreary old bore,” and the days are now filled with sunshine. This would be an excellent CD to pull out and listen to with your children on those rainy days when you are all stuck in the house and the children are bored. It not only teaches a great lesson about appreciating the rain, but also shows Priscilla making the best of a situation and finding something to do. This is a well-written story for children and I love the rhythm and flow of the story as it is written in rhyme. This held my daughter’s attention throughout and she was laughing, repeating lines and asking questions. It has a good length for young children. They are sure to love it as it is not too long and overwhelming with big words.