BN.com Gift Guide

Rabbits and Raindrops

( 3 )

Overview

It's the first day outside the nest for Mother rabbit's five babies, and all sorts of new creatures and adventures await them. But when a sudden rain shower sends the rabbits scurrying for shelter under the hedge, the other wild animals come to visit them! Jim Arnosky's graceful watercolors and simple text are sure to delight children experiencing nature's wonders for the first time.

Mother rabbit's five babies hop out of her nest to nibble clover, meet ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $3.04   
  • Used (16) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

It's the first day outside the nest for Mother rabbit's five babies, and all sorts of new creatures and adventures await them. But when a sudden rain shower sends the rabbits scurrying for shelter under the hedge, the other wild animals come to visit them! Jim Arnosky's graceful watercolors and simple text are sure to delight children experiencing nature's wonders for the first time.

Mother rabbit's five babies hop out of her nest to nibble clover, meet grasshoppers, spiders, and bees, play tag, and run for shelter when it rains.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
When Jim Arnosky creates a picture book, stop and take another look! The simplest book becomes a complex story of the wonders of nature. In this story, a new family of rabbits explores their surroundings guided by their mother. Their world is lush with insects, lizards, snails, butterflies and birds, all seen from their perspective. When the rain begins, they head for cover and watch the raindrops, which are depicted in wondrous variety. A simple text but the paintings speak volumes. Hold your child in your lap and climb inside the scene.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1In Arnosky's shimmering world, five bunnies emerge from their nest under the hedge for the very first time. Romping in the sun-drenched fields, meeting grasshoppers, spiders, and bees, the baby rabbits' curiosity is evident even as they stick close to their mother. A sudden storm causes them to hurry back and huddle inside their shelter, where other animals join them as they watch honeybees fly between the raindrops. Then the rain stops and the six reemerge to "play rabbit tag in the sun." The simple text carries readers along rhythmically and naturally as the day unfolds. Drawn from the animals' perspective, the glowing illustrations are precise in their depiction of the wildlife; the bright, vibrant watercolors flow from hot yellows and luminescent greens to the muted blues of rain. Each double-page spread draws readers into this fulfilling microcosmic view of the natural world. Perfect for story-time or lap-time reading, this book will give children a feeling of security and contentment.Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
From The Critics
It's the first day outside the nest for mother rabbit's five babies, and all sorts of new creatures and adventures await them. But when a sudden rain shower sends the rabbits scurrying for shelter under the hedge, the other wild animals come to visit them! Very strongly recommended for young readers preschool through second grade, Jim Arnosky's Rabbits & Raindrops showcases an engaging, simply worded picturebook story that is gracefully illustrated throughout with lovely watercolors.
Kirkus Reviews
Arnosky (Nearer Nature, p. 964, etc.) continues his nature observations in this tale of five bunnies who come out to play in the grass with their mother and spot a caterpillar, butterfly, bird, spider, bumblebee, and more small creatures before raindrops chase them back under the hedge. Small rabbits—and other creatures that come in from the rain—appear in appealing green, gold, and brown scenes that will charm young viewers. Children may not understand (or care) that raindrops remain spherical—as depicted in the illustrations—when they fall, but adults will probably question such a literal depiction of a phenomenon that cannot be seen by the human eye. It's an admirable attempt to make nature accessible, but the real story is in the playfulness of the bunnies and the world they inhabit.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780698118157
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 338,943
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.75 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 13, 2009

    A sweet & lovely book

    Bought this for Easter--my son loves looking for the other creatures that hide in the bushes with the bunnies.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2004

    Great book for toddlers!

    Rabbits and Raindrops follows the story of a mother rabbit taking her babies into the open for the first time. Upon their first visit in begins to rain and they go back into the hedges where they are greeted by other animals. It has very colorful pictures that will intrest the child. Also, it allows children to experience nature and how life is in it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)