A Colorful Look At The Amazing Ways Animals Behave And Interact With Their Environments On A Rainy DayWe Go Inside When The Rain Comes Down, But Where Do Animals Go This New Book For Young Readers Offers A First Glimpse At How Different Animals In Different Habitats Behave During A ThunderstormVeteran Children S Book Author Melissa Stewart Takes A Lyrical Look At The Behavior Of Animals In Forests, Fields, Wetlands, And Deserts And Briefly Describes How Each Creature Interacts With Its Rained Soaked Environment Constance Bergum S Soft Watercolor Paintings Colorfully Depict The Animals And Special Features Of Each Habitat Melissa Stewart came to my school and had our second graders perform this book as a Readers Theatre The performers and the younger kids watching absolutely loved it Don t miss the companion books Under the Snow, and Beneath the Sun. This book is by the same team that wrote and illustrated the superlative Under the Snow This earlier book is superb also It has the same last line as the later book, and it s not my favorite but I can find no fault with the rest of the book s None at all And I m being nitpicky about the last line too because I think many children will delight in it.The watercolors drawings are outstanding beautiful and educational The narrative tells what different animals do when it rains She starts and finishes with humans a sister and brother, and the rest of the book follows many animals in several different types of habitats I learned quite a bit.This is a gorgeous and educational book, and it s mesmerizing and entertaining too. Just like people, animals react to rain in different ways Personally when it rains I want nothing than to curl up under a blanket, open a window and listen to the rain fall as I m enjoying whatever novel I am reading When Rain Falls is a little read that describes how different animals in various habitats respond to the rain The text and illustrations are simple and perfect for young elementary age students on a rainy day or any day. This is an engaging and well structured nonfiction picture book about how different animals react to rain.
Melissa Stewart is the award winning author of than 180 science and nature books for children She offers a wide range of programs for schools, libraries, nature centers, and conferences.
- 32 pages
- When Rain Falls
- Melissa Stewart
- 16 June 2018 Melissa Stewart