Spring is here. Right?
And with spring comes lots of rain. Lots and lots of rain. Here are some fun books to make those rainy days bright.
by Joyce Dunbar with pictures by Petr Horáček
Duck is very grumpy. A little gray cloud gathers above her head.
She goes to each of her friends to see if they will play but is not happy with any of their activities. Her cloud gets bigger.
In fact it gets so big that it soon covers all the sky and makes all her friends grumpy. But what happens when there is a big, black rain cloud?
Rain of course! And with it a rainbow and puddles to splash in. Soon Duck, and all her friends, are splashing in the water and are happy once again.
Great book about feelings and how our moods affect others. I love Horáček’s dreamy illustrations that are like works of art – especially the rainbow!
Based on the song by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
With pictures by Tim Hopgood
Try to read this one without singing the song: it’s impossible.
We love love love the illustrations by Hopgood and we also love the song. We put on Gene Kelly dancing afterwards and my kids tap dance around the room. Well, they think it’s tap dancing – it’s more like jig dancing.
by Jean Taft with pictures by Matt Hunt
This is a neat book from Penguin Core Concepts – so the opening page is all about how this theme fits into educating your child. In this case, the concepts of Imagination and Weather are covered. They also give ideas for how to use the book to get your child thinking about these concepts. Like what do you do if you are out for a walk and it starts to rain. Or what would you do if you were a worm?
What kids don’t love the rain? Simple terms and bright illustrations bring out the fun and joy of a rainy day.
As always, happy reading! And make sure you grab a fun umbrella,