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CATTY JANE WHO HATED THE RAIN by Valeri Gorbachev

CATTY JANE WHO HATED THE RAIN

By Valeri Gorbachev (Author) , Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator)

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: June 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-59078-700-7
Publisher: Boyds Mills

Is there anything good about a rainy day?

Catty Jane hates the rain. She thinks nothing will cheer her up once it starts raining. Mama offers to read her a book, to play a game with her... Mama even offers fresh-baked cookies! Nothing makes Catty Jane smile. Her friends Piggy, Froggy and Goose all tell her what they love about the rain. Piggy loves her bright umbrella. Froggy loves the raindrops splashing in the river. Goose is not even afraid of thunderstorms! Catty Jane remains adamant in her dislike of downpours... especially when there is thunder and lightning. Only a party with cookies, music and dancing takes her mind off the storm until the sun comes out. She still hates getting wet, but she loves a party! Gorbachev's signature scratchy watercolor-and-ink style is ideal for depicting a gray, rainy day. Jane and all her animal buddies are wide-eyed and expressive, making this tale of dislikes and fear appealingly friendly. Even the most dedicated hater of drippy days will be cheered by the concerted efforts of Catty Jane's coterie of friends.

A good remedy for those rainy-day blues. (Picture book. 3-8)