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James and the Rain Hardcover – May 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1st edition (May 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671888080
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671888084
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,057,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ages 4^-6. One rainy day, James dons his "very yellow coat that buttoned to his chin" and his "rubber boots to tuck his trousers in," and ventures outside with his big umbrella. Kuskin's light verse then introduces James to one cow, two ducks, three fat toads, four birds, five dogs, six rabbits, seven mice, eight geese, nine pigs, and ten cats (and all their playful antics). James' little stroll goes on just a bit too long but comes to a satisfying end when he leads all the animals inside to sit near the cozy fire, where they all fall asleep. Cartwright's lovely oil paintings make rainy days seem like fun. Kathy Broderick

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 16, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book has been a bed time favorite of both of our children. It combines counting, rhyming and repitition to create the adventure of James and his yellow rain coat as they find out the games that his animal friends play when it rains. This is an excellent book to use with four and five year olds to help introduce them to reading. The counting helps with math skills and there is a predictablility that allows children to feel they are really learning to read. I highly recommend this classic before it goes out of print!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on March 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
First, the book rhymes, and the rhythm is soothing and interesting.

Second, it's a counting book -- one to ten. And it rhymes!

Third, the illustrations are adorable -- playful and fun.

Fourth, oh the rain! We are an Arizona family, and we love rain (when we can get it.)

Great book -- very enjoyable. Did I mention that it rhymes? You'll love it.
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Format: Hardcover
We received this book last year from the Easter Bunny for our one year old son, James. My four year old loves the fact that it talks about a boy named James just like his little brother. He loves the rabbits and all the other animals that you can count during the rhyming story. Besides its funny to hear how the different animals play in the rain. Great choice!
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By A Customer on September 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The text almost reads like music. The children quickly begin reading along with its sing-songy pages. The pictures in this version are outstanding. I also have an older copy of the book with simple line drawings. This text can stand on its on, its so much fun. But you will love the artwork in this book. I save it for the first rainy day of school each year.
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