WHEN RAIN FALLS by Melissa Stewart

WHEN RAIN FALLS

Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

When rain falls, children go indoors, but what do the animals do? A simple text and gentle watercolor illustrations, organized by habitat, reveal how in forests, fields, wetlands and deserts 22 different species respond. Some take cover; others carry their own protection. Spadefoot toads take advantage of the event to come out to lay their eggs. Besides the variety of animals, from squirrels and ladybugs through snakes and owls, the illustrations show vegetation appropriate to each environment. Displayed in squares and rectangles, they suggest looking through windows to the natural world outside. Although there are some odd proportions, the illustrations have a naturalistic feel and the information, though simple, is accurate. Beginning and ending with parallel scenes of a boy and girl flying a kite on a hillside, this should appeal to very young listeners curious about the natural world. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-7)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-56145-438-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Peachtree
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2008




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