Text and photographs present weather information, clothing choices, and activities for a rainy day.
Children's Literature - Jean BoreenPart of the "Pebble Plus" series, this book helps very young readers understand the concept of "rainy." Each book in the series begins with a chapter defining the season or the time that one might experience, for example, a "rainy" day. The chapters that follow discuss what one should wear on a rainy day--a raincoat and boots--and what people can do on a rainy day, after the rain has stopped--of course, splash in puddles. A fourth chapter than asks "How's the Weather?" and follows it up with a simple statement: "Today is rainy. What will the weather be like tomorrow?" The entire text is simple in delivery, with sentences beginning with we followed by a verb, allowing young readers to understand basic subject-verb sentence patterns with a final prepositional phrase to add some description to each sentence. Full page pictures match the descriptive sentences throughout the book and are easy for young readers to identify with, mainly because children their age inhabit the pictures. A glossary of words provides the necessary vocabulary to support the learning of young children, and "Read More" and "Internet Sites" sections offer additional information to help understand rain. This is a good basic text from a solid series for young readers.
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 3-These slim books offer basic information about climate and weather and how they affect children's activities. Each title is divided into four short chapters, with two to four lines of text per left-hand page that faces a full-page, stock color photograph. There is some repetition: "A coat keeps me warm on a really cold day" (Cold); "I wear a heavy coat on snowy days" (Snowy). Also, no distinction is made between cool days and cold days, which may be confusing to some readers. The photos show young children of various ethnic groups. Additional.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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