Rainy Day Kate

Rainy Day Kate

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by Lenore Blegvad, Erik Blegvad

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2 Rainy Day Kate is a make-do substitute for the real girl. When rain interferes with a planned day of happy play, our small (unnamed) hero falls, in verse, on his own resources. He constructs a play-Kate of stuffed jeans and shirts and a painted face with a contented smile. All the toys come to the subsequent tea-party, and a situation that seemed irretrievably disappointing is redeemed. The story of this little boy who knows how to make the best of things is oh so satisfying. After only a few lines of self-pity (``What a big flop!/ . . ./ I am all alone''), his expression becomes determined. (``I will make a Kate. I know I can!''). The cat looks disdainfully skeptical throughout, but nevertheless joins the party. Readers may feel a twinge of doubt about the success of the pretend Kate, but imagination carries the day. The wet-looking but still controlled watercolors lend just the right rainy-day mood. Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, McKinney, Tex.

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Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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Rainy Day Kate 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books was the top of the list for my girls to have read and eventually read themselves. My girls are grown now and still have a found memory of this book.