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Rain Song

Rain Song

by Lezlie Evans Illustrated by Cynthia Jabar

Falls a raindrop it goes plip plop coming faster drip drop, drip drop

Building in excitement like a summer storm, this playful picture book invites readers to join two young girls as they celebrate the weather. Moving indoors to watch from a safe distance, the children marvel at the thunder and lightning and beat sandbox-bucket "drums" to the rhythm of the rain. When the danger passes, they don yellow raincoats and red galoshes to go out and play in the puddles. The boundless energy of the simple rhyming verse is matched by the childlike watercolor illustrations, which capture the magic of the rain and the delight in the children's faces. Readers who might be frightened of storms will notice that one of the two girls is apprehensive at first, but that the enthusiasm of her friend is reassuring and infectious. Keep this joyful title on hand for reading aloud on stormy days.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
3.9
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Poetry and Rhymes

About the Author and Illustrator

Lezlie Evans
Cynthia Jabar

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