Author: Richard Jackson
Illustrator: Suzy Lee
Publisher: Atheneum, 2017
Themes: internal rhyme, rain, play
Opening: This beautiful day…has everyone dancing and spinning and swinging around, has all of us stamping and stomping our feet on the ground.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Undaunted by the rainy weather, three children take their happiness outside and seem to chase the clouds away as they jump, skip, and dance together.
I like this book because: Especially living in an arid climate, in the semi-desert steppe of northern Colorado, I LOVE RAINY DAYS! I didn’t love them so much when I lived in a moist and often cloudy semi-valley (I just made that up!) in northern Germany! I love the multi-media use of pencil, acrylic, and digital in these energetic illustrations and lyrical, rhyming, read-aloud-timing text.
Resources/Activities: come up with four fun things you can do on a rainy day – one for each season, and get whatever materials you need for your plans and put them in a box…for a rainy day! Decorate that Rainy Day Box now, or save that activity for…you guessed it!