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Examines simple scientific concepts by observing the effect of raindrops on puddles, the sky, animals, and the surrounding landscape on a rainy day
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Going beyond the usual water-cycle recapitulation, a well- regarded science author relays information a gifted parent or teacher might share on a walk in the rain: how oily feathers keep wet ducks comfortable while most animals shelter in dry places; why earthworms come out and what they do on the surface (sometimes seek a mate); what happens when a corrugated box gets wet; the reason for an umbrella's shape; the several places water may go after the rain stops; and more. Naturally organized around a raincoated child in a single shower, the simple text does more than assemble a few largely self-evident facts: it demonstrates the rewards of curious observation and finding out why things behave as they do. In her first children's book, science- illustrator Johnson nicely extends the information with impressionistic watercolors that beautifully evoke the rainy ambience and focus more specifically on details like a frog, or a cross-section showing roots and the passage of groundwater. An excellent concept book. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-- A palatable picture-book exploration of the nature of rain and the workings of the water cycle. The effects of rainfall on animals, soil, and plants are described, as are the ways in which different materials react to being wet. Basic physical principles are demonstrated in the sliding of rain off an umbrella and the behavior of drops as they hit surfaces of varying density. The text is simple, straightforward, and impersonal, and is augmented by soft watercolor illustrations that feature a young girl in a yellow slicker and boots who observes what is being discussed. Indoors she watches the prismatic effect of raindrops on the window, breaking sunlight into the colors of the spectrum. As the storm ends, a striking double-page spread shows a rainbow and explains how the multicolored spectacle is created. Run-off from puddle to ocean is shown, and the book concludes with the rain coming again another day.
- Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
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Book Description Orchard Books. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2894803895
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