Rain (Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1)

Rain (Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1)

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by Marion Dane Bauer, John Wallace
     
 

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Drip, drop, plop, rain falls from the sky. Rain turns dirt into mud and makes puddles on sidewalks. It also helps flowers grow. But where does rain come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of rain.  See more details below

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Drip, drop, plop, rain falls from the sky. Rain turns dirt into mud and makes puddles on sidewalks. It also helps flowers grow. But where does rain come from? The answer is at your fingertips. Just open this book and read about the wonders of rain.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Wonderful illustrations of two cute kids first swooning in the heat and then delighting in the rainfall make this small book a delight to read. Every child will respond immediately to the pictured children. Simple vocabulary explains clearly how rain happens and introduces children to the rain cycle in this "Ready-to-Read" level 1 book. Children who are even more scientifically curious—or possibly more advanced readers—have a page of extra interesting facts about rain that they can read themselves or have parents or older brothers and sisters read to them. This is an excellent book for a kindergarten or Grade 1 school library. 2004, Simon and Schuster/Aladdin Paperbacks, Ages 4 to 6.
—Elisabeth Greenberg
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Two simple science books for beginning readers. The first title introduces the different types of clouds (cirrus, stratus, and cumulus) by stating their defining characteristics. In Rain, a day goes from hot to rainy to clear again, but the scientific concept is not as clearly expressed. Elucidating the cyclical nature of the water cycle without using the word "evaporation" is a daunting challenge. Stating that a puddle "goes into the sky" is not an adequate explanation. Both volumes are illustrated with appealing one- and two-page paintings that show children interacting with their environment and end with a page of additional facts. These books are aimed at less advanced readers than either the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out-Science" series (HarperCollins) or the "Rookie Read-about Science" series (Children's). Clouds provides brief, but adequate coverage of its topic; Rain is too vague and general to be useful.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689854392
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight
Publication date:
02/24/2004
Series:
Ready-to-Read Series: Level 1
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
462,891
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother’s Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

John Wallace’s formal training was not in illustration, but rather theology, which he received at Cambridge University. However, he always loved drawing, and one of his early jobs was as a newspaper cartoonist. In his children’s books illustrations, John is particularly inspired by what he calls “the gooniness” of young school children. John and his family divide their time between Brighton, England, and Long Island, New York.

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