From Publishers Weekly
PW praised "Narahashi's bright appealing watercolors" and noted that "Unlike author and artist's previous collaborations, this gentle picture book forgoes lilting rhythms and rhymes in favor of a prose-like text brimming with onomatopoeic sounds." Ages 5-8.
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-- The various sounds that the rain makes are explored in this poetic picture book. A young child hears the "first fat raindrops" fall on "the soft summer dust of a country road." She sees the tiny holes the drops make, and smells the wet dust. As the storm progresses, the text fine tunes readers' ears to the different sounds of rain on umbrellas, ponds, roofs, and highways. Such vivid sensory images have immediate appeal for even the youngest read-aloud audience. Equally appealing are the watercolor illustrations that follow the young girl and her dog on their rainy-day wanderings that eventually lead to home, supper, and bed. Bright yellow and green dominate the pages, providing the perfect backdrop for the brown-limbed girl in her red galoshes and flowered dress. The freedom, joy, and warmth of the illustrations make this book a pure delight. A perfect rainy-day read-aloud that will be hard to keep on the shelf. --Carolyn Polese, Gateway Community School, Arcata, CA
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