Splish! Splash!: A Book about Rain


Rain, rain, go away! Do you wish it would stop raining? Find out why rain is so important. Find out what happens when it rains too much and when it rains too little. And learn what makes the rain.
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Rain, rain, go away! Do you wish it would stop raining? Find out why rain is so important. Find out what happens when it rains too much and when it rains too little. And learn what makes the rain.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
As part of the "Amazing Science" series, this colorful picture book begins simply enough yet covers a fair amount of academic ground in explaining what rain is and how it works. At times, it seems almost too cheerful for its subject, but then, who would want to read a gloomy book? It is easy to picture a preK to third-grade teacher reading this book as a way to introduce a science unit on precipitation and water cycles. The reading level is geared to the young-at-heart weather reporter or climatologist. The author has taken a straightforward approach, using short sentences and covering the facts. All illustrations are digitally rendered, and they incorporate large shapes and splashes of color, as if they could have been created out of a collage of cutout pieces of construction paper. Students and teachers will find the experiment on how to "see" a water cycle interesting. Additional facts, a glossary, index, and list of other sources flesh out the last three pages of the book, giving the curious reader a direction for further exploration. 2004, Picture Window Books, Ages 4 to 9.
— Susan Schott Karr
Library Journal
Gr 1-3-In clear, lyrical language, these imaginative series titles present basic facts about their respective subjects. Following a descriptive introduction, short chapters contain one scientific concept per spread. Shapes briefly discusses how a cloud is formed, as well as the characteristics of the four major types. The second title describes the water cycle, the benefits and dangers of rainfall, and its role in different climates. In both presentations, Sherman uses vivid metaphors and similes, comparing clouds to scoops of ice cream and rainy streets to mirrors. Supplemental facts, lists of additional resources, sample experiments, and related Web pages will further assist young researchers in their understanding. Both titles are illustrated with softly colored, digitally created geometric pictures that complement the gracefully written prose. These books can be used with Tomie dePaola's The Cloud Book (Holiday, 1975) and Franklyn M. Branley's Down Comes the Rain (HarperCollins, 1997).-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404800953
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Series: Amazing Science: Weather Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Josepha Sherman has written more than 80 books. She has written about everything from fantasy to folklore. She is the winner of the prestigious Compton Crook Award for best fantasy novel.

When she’s not writing, Josepha likes to travel and spend time with horses. She lives in New York City.

Jeff Yesh is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer whose award-winning work has been featured in multiple children's books. As a freelance artist, he splits his time illustrating both fiction and non-fiction works enjoyed by all ages, in addition to designing material for a wide variety of clients in the advertising and sports industries. Born and raised in Indiana, Jeff graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. Based in Carmel, Indiana, Jeff enjoys being active outdoors and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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Table of Contents

How Rain Falls 7
The Water Cycle 8
Rain on the Earth 12
We Need Rain 14
Dangers from Rain 16
Drought 18
You Can See the Water Cycle 22
Will It Rain Soon? 23
Glossary 23
To Learn More 24
Index 24
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