Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope

Overview

Behind every cloud there is sun.

Nate always sees the bright side of life.

While others complain about rain, Nate is happy about the frogs that it brings. When you might think there is nothing to do, Nate is just happy to enjoy the view. Instead of wanting more, Nate is grateful for what he's got.

Smile along with Nate as he enjoys all the good things life has to offer.

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Overview

Behind every cloud there is sun.

Nate always sees the bright side of life.

While others complain about rain, Nate is happy about the frogs that it brings. When you might think there is nothing to do, Nate is just happy to enjoy the view. Instead of wanting more, Nate is grateful for what he's got.

Smile along with Nate as he enjoys all the good things life has to offer.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debby Willett
Nate loves to be positive in everything. For example, the rain is positive because it brings frogs and he likes frogs. One ice cream cone is enough to share, no matter what someone else might think. Behind the clouds is the sun. For Nate, it's really just about perspective. Why complain about the mud when he finds a rainbow in it? There is always something fun, something happy or something good to be found in every situation. Instead of being sad that he wasn't first, Nate is glad he finished. What a great attitude! Instead of complaining about what he doesn't have, he is happy with what he does. How about you? Just give it a try. Simple, colorful illustrations are perfect for the expressive text. Nate's can-do, positive attitude makes him a winner every day—rain or shine. Children need to learn that life is not perfect, and sometimes they need to be able to deal with the changes that come. A positive attitude is much better than a complaining, whining one. While the illustrations are colorful and simple, the recommendation that this is for newborn readers is a little much. However, two- to seven-year-olds should enjoy the book. Reviewer: Debby Willett
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Cocca-Leffler has made defining the word "hope" quite a bit easier. Her optimistic outlook transcends to the picture book by showing opposite feelings to which children can easily relate. Nate sees everything in a positive light. "When Charlie says, 'Keep Out!'/Nate says, 'Room for All.' When Mom says, 'I Hate Rain.' Nate says, 'Rain Brings Frogs!'" Green frog endpapers enhance the cheerful colors and cartoonlike characters surrounded by plenty of white space. The font is large, and the narrative waves through the pages showing action and movement. However, the text uses a confusing mixture of lower- and uppercase letters. Still, the feeling of "hope," or seeing the bright side, will be just a bit more tangible after reading this book aloud.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061961069
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 645,721
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children, including Easter Bunny in Training, a Sneak a Peek Book; the Book Sense Pick Mr. Tanen's Ties; and Parents' Choice approved Bus Route to Boston.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author and illustrator of many picture books for children, including Easter Bunny in Training, a Sneak a Peek Book; the Book Sense Pick Mr. Tanen's Ties; and Parents' Choice approved Bus Route to Boston.

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