- 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
- ISBN: 0823417549 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0823415783 (hardcover)
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2001.
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|Subject:||Stories in rhyme
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2001 May
PreS-Three children and a dog brave the wet weather and go outside to enjoy spring. The catchy, rhyming text describes all of their activities, as they dodge raindrops and splash in puddles. The sun comes out, and they take off their raincoats and fold their umbrellas. They discover baby robins begging for food and help the mother dig up worms. They admire crocuses and daffodils, look at spiders and bees, and do cartwheels down a hill. When a thunderstorm threatens, they run for home, picking flowers along the way. On the last page, one of the children presents the bouquet to a mother waiting at the front door. The colorful cut-paper collages are filled with a variety of interesting textures. The artwork shows the youngsters in constant motion and cleverly depicts their varied facial expressions. Engaging details not mentioned in the text, such as frogs eating bugs, the dog spotting a squirrel in a tree, and a broken string on a kite, will hold young listeners' attention. The bouncy language, bright artwork, and nonstop action make this book a good choice for group sharing.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.