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RAINDROP, PLOP! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison


by Wendy Cheyette Lewison & illustrated by Pam Paparone

Age Range: 2 - 6

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-670-03620-X
Publisher: Viking

A little girl frolics among the raindrops in this effervescent counting book. Out on a stormy day accompanied by her pup, she counts the droplets of rain falling down. Snappy little rhyming couplets keep the pace lively as she counts from one to ten. When the intensifying storm drives her indoors, the she counts down, enumerating the homey items around her as she warms up and enjoys a tasty snack. Text and art work in harmony to convey the full charm of this tale. Paparone carefully highlights the appropriate number of raindrops in each illustration; however, readers will be challenged to locate the higher number of drops amid the onslaught of the approaching deluge. The full-bleed pictures are laden with lush colors; the rich crimson of the tot’s raincoat and galoshes provides a crisp contrast with the bright emerald of the lawn, while the interior bath scenes are filled with a vivid array of lemon yellows and tangerine oranges. Finishing on a triumphant note with the sun bursting forth, this bright tale is just right for snuggling up on a stormy day. (Picture book. 2-6)