Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $6.99
  • Save: $0.98 (14%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Day It Rained Hearts has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or show other signs of previous use.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Day It Rained Hearts Paperback – December 12, 2006

4.4 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews

See all 9 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$6.01
$2.74 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$22.50

Lonely Planet Kids
Pop-up Paris
Pop-up New York
Pop-up London
$6.01 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Day It Rained Hearts
  • +
  • The Biggest Valentine Ever
  • +
  • Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink
Total price: $16.99
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Originally published in 1983 as Four Valentines in a Rainstorm, Felicia Bond's The Day It Rained Hearts follows young Cornelia Augusta as she makes creative use of a most unusual downpour. Along with the name change, Bond's offering has also been enlarged, adding a generous white frame around sweet and simple vignettes of Cornelia fashioning a quartet of handcrafted Valentine's Day cards; includes a heart-themed sticker sheet.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Booklist

Ages 3-5. Originally published in 1983 as Four Valentines in a Rainstorm, this sweet book remains the same except for a new cover. Still, many libraries will no longer have the original, and this is a good choice for holiday shelves. Young Cornelia is walking along when it starts raining hearts. Catching them in her hand and in her yellow slicker, she takes them home to make valentines. Because each heart is different, she is able to make very special cards for her special friends. The small watercolor-and-ink illustrations in the center of each snowy page give the spreads a cozy feel. Little ones will enjoy watching as Cornelia catches her hearts and decides what to do with them, and they will appreciate the happiness the valentines bring to Rabbit, Turtle, Mouse, and Dog. Copyright information mentions sticker art, but that did not appear with the galley. Ilene Cooper
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 790 (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (December 12, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060731230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060731236
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Cornelia Augusta couldn't believe her eyes as this unusual downpour began. Instead of water falling from the sky, it was raining hearts. She caught bunches of them in her hands and slicker, and took them home. After examining her hearts carefully, Cornelia Augusta knew just what she wanted to do with each and every one of them.... Felicia Bond has brought back her 1983 picture book, originally titled, Four Valentines In A Rainstorm, and it's as sweet and charming today as it was almost twenty years ago. Her simple and gentle text is kept to a minimum. The actual story is told through her engaging, bright and expressive artwork, as Cornelius Augusta plans and constructs the perfect Valentine for each of four special friends. Preschoolers will enjoy watching her create each unique card, and guessing as to who will be receiving it. With a Valentine sticker page at the end to help your little ones get started on their own special Valentine cards, The Day It Rained Hearts is an endearing holiday book that shouldn't be missed.
Comment 67 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
My six year old took the board book version of this book out of my hands. I meant to read it to my two year old son. Instead,
my first grader was enthralled with the illustrations, the story and the name of the loveable protagonist "Cornelia Augusta".
I especially enjoyed how ALL the rainbow hearts Cornelia Augusta catches are ALL different so she can craft personalized, different Valentine's for each recipient of one of her precious gifts.
The story is also a very opening one: there are always ways to create... no matter what the medium, what the celebration, whether the people are together or apart.
Also, I think the 3-5 year recommendation is a bit young. My 6 year old really enjoyed it as well, the language was perfect for a first grader.
Comment 43 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
It rains an abundance of hearts one day and

Cornielia Augusta catches them and brings them home and figures out who she wants to make things for.

She makes a necklace by stringing them together, then cuts holes in one and as the story goes on, the children try to guess who she made the valentins for.

It is simple and cute and give the children ideas about doing nice things for their friends.

ellen
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
My mother bought this for Valentine's Day this year for my, then 2.5 year old, boy-girl twins and my kids love this book. It is May and we still read this book at least once a week.

The fact that little Cornelia looks at each heart and creates a special valentine card that matches the heart and the recipent shows thoughtfulness. I also liked that even though it never rained hearts again Cornelia wasn't disappointed or sad, but knew what to each Valentine's Day after that.

Our book also came with a page of stickers based on the illustrations in the book.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I guess I'm in the minority when it comes to this book, but I just didn't care for it. We love holiday picture books, and this one sounded cute. Thankfully, we borrowed it from the library before buying it. In the beginning, it rains hearts and the little girl gathers some to make for her friends. It goes on to show her making, and mailing the valentines to her friends(which end up being animals). The closing pages say, it never rained hearts again, but she learned how to make valentines other ways. It started out cute and just ended weird. The story doesn't really flow very well and is rather dull. In my opinion, there are much better valentine books out there(ex: the night before valentines day).
2 Comments 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I got this for my 3 year old for valentines day. The story is confusing. "spoiler alert!".....It rained hearts (which is such a whimsical and sweet idea) and a girl collected them and decorated them (how awesome would that really be!!!). She had a different heart for each person and sent them out for Valentines Day(great idea!). She thought the hearts were different but they ended up being sort of the same?? (here's were the story line gets confusing). It never rained hearts again after that, and the author made a point to say it never and I mean never rained hearts again (bummer!). The fact that it never ever rained hearts again, made me sad and disappointed. The story just ends with the girl finding other things to send on valentines instead. They never talk about the day it rained hearts again. It's like it never happened! I guess I was hoping that those heart valentines would be remembered every year or something...but they weren't. Just "it never rained hearts again so she found something else to send instead" (not an exact quote, but to that affect). Flat ending. Anyway, I was hoping for a more whimsical ending, but the entire storyline was inconsistent and has no real direction, in my opinion. Maybe there's a story line or message in there somewhere, but I don't get it at all. I really wanted this love this book, but I didn't and returned it.

One thing I did like were the illustrations. Soft lines and sweet looking characters. Very cute pictures.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This wasn't the best story. It started strong, but then felt like it suddenly ended. I thought it would be an adorable valentine's day book without the sap, but really it was a very weak plot and I am not sure that it had the follow through. We read it once, but I didn't want to have to read it again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Day It Rained Hearts
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Day It Rained Hearts