Tuesday, September 29, 2020

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

The Rain Came DownWhere does the Butterfly Go When it Rains? by May Garelick

May Garelick’s rhythmic text explores what happens to various animals when it rains. Where do they go? What do they do? Nicholas Wilton’s illustrations are a rich visual experience that haunt the reader like an illusive dream.

Inch by Inch by David Mallet

“Inch by Inch, Row by Row, Gonna Make This Garden Grow!” This picture book version of a favorite popular song charts the faithful progress of a young boy who overcomes every obstacle “rock and weeds and a hungry old crow” and makes his garden overflow with bounty. Included are the song lyrics set to music for guitar and piano.

The Rain Came Down by David Shannon

In this simple, funny picture book, Caldecott Honor Artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour. Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down. The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell, and still, the rain came down!