Rain Rain Rivers

Rain Rain Rivers

by Shulevitz
     
 

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It rains! It rains all over town, pattering congenially on windowpanes and rooftops. From indoors, a child watches, listens, and feels a delicious coziness. It rains on the fields, the hills, the ponds. The streams and brooks, the rivers and seas, surge and swell exuberantly. Tomorrow there will be warm mud to play in, and puddles, and in the puddles "pieces

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It rains! It rains all over town, pattering congenially on windowpanes and rooftops. From indoors, a child watches, listens, and feels a delicious coziness. It rains on the fields, the hills, the ponds. The streams and brooks, the rivers and seas, surge and swell exuberantly. Tomorrow there will be warm mud to play in, and puddles, and in the puddles "pieces of sky." It pours.
This picture book by the winner of the 1969 Caldecott Medal is a lyrical celebration of rain's inspiring effect on Mother Nature--on human nature, too. Its few words and panoramic pictures are buoyant with growth and freshness.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This lilting book follows rain's journey as it falls from the sky into cities, ponds, streams and the oceans, affecting the activities of the girl narrator. Ages 4-up. (Aug.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Melissa Hower
In this beautifully written poetic story, the author invites the reader to experience the sights and sounds associated with rain. It rains all over town, over the fields, hills, and grass. The author describes how rain sounds on the window and the roof. Children and animals enjoy the rain, and the plant life begins to grow. The children have fun running barefoot through the puddles and playing in the mud. Frogs jump about, the birds use the rainwater to bathe themselves, and the trees are nourished by the falling water. The pictures are beautifully colored, utilizing various shades of blue, yellow, and green. This is a great book to use to help children understand the journey of rainwater from drain pipes to the ocean. The author's use of descriptive words and soothing pictures encourage the reader to visualize the beauty of a rain shower and remember childhood fun on a wet and rainy day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374361716
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/28/1969
Series:
Sunburst Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
AD140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

URI SHULEVITZ has received the Caldecott Medal and two Caldecott Honors for his books. He lives in New York City.

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