Month: January 2017

Tap Tap BOOM BOOM

This story really heightens the awareness of the music of rain. Tap. Tap. BOOM. BOOM! Using various font, the rain comes down on a city as individuals, kids, and families move from place to place…picking up their pace. Some are prepared, some aren’t. Many…

โ€œBig Rain Comingโ€

It seems that we all have a meteorologist (or two) in our family. I am not talking about those that are featured on the news or in the newspaper, or those that like to make sporadic predictions about the weather, but those in our…

Fiction and Non-fiction?

Ok, this one leans more towards non-fiction, but it has a fictional flow. With its predicted text of “I like the rain because…” the story part takes you through a community to learn why they all like the rain, each, of course, with their…

Featured Book:Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai

I am so glad I sat down today and took a long moment to read this book. When I selected it from the library, through an online search, the words “trees” and “Kenya” caught my eye, as I hoped it would offer a widen…

Rain, Rain, Rain: Three Multicultural Books About Rain

I know, instead of rain, rain, rain, it should be snow, snow, snow (at least it is in my part of the country), but in an earlier post I mentioned how I had learned about a few multicultural fictional stories that feature rain…here are…

Great Adjectives, Onomatopoeia, and One of my Favorite Animals

Ok I may be biased, since I love moose and have always wanted to see one (well, from far away), but I just loved this book. It made me smile and laugh. It took me a few pages to discover there was a moose…