RAINY DAY RHYMES by Gail Radley

RAINY DAY RHYMES

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Age Range: 5 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Seventeen brief poems by such familiar writers as Dorothy Aldis, Rachel Field, and Harry Behn, each presented on a delicate double-spread watercolor depicting young children enjoying the wet weather. The poems occasionally include a glint of humor (``I fell into a river once/ But this is even better''--Marchette Chute); mostly, their forte is simple but deftly evocative words (``How brave a ladybug must be!/ Each drop of rain is big as she./ Can you imagine what you'd do/ if raindrops fell as big as you?''--Aileen Fisher). Kandoian's beautifully understated art is as lyrical as the language. Index. (Poetry/Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-395-59967-9
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1992




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