“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Winter has arrived in all it’s gusty wind, rain and hail.  A tornado did quite a bit of damage up north and our Sky Tower was struck by lightning. Temperatures have dropped drastically and so it’s no surprise that this book caught my eye at our local library.

SOMETIMES RAIN

Written by: Meg Fleming

Illustrated by: Diana Sudyka

Published by:  Beach Lane Books, Imprint of Simon & Schuster Publishing   2018

Ages:   4 – 8 years

Theme: Seasons, Adventure, Fun

Opening Lines: Sometimes drizzle. Drip-drip drain. Sometimes picnic. Sometimes rain.

Synopsis: Sometimes it’s rainy. Sometimes it snows. Sometimes spring winds blow and blow… But any time of year is the right time for adventures outside in our beautiful world. (cover flap)

Why I like this: I’m loving books with a little something different. This is no exception. It not only is a beautiful story to share and introduce children to the different wonders of the seasons, the detailed illustrations show a brother and sister meeting and enjoying the fun seasons bring with another brother and sister. At the end of the story the seasons have come full circle and they part for home. Take a closer look at the clouds and the cold frosty air from the mouths of the children forming unicorns, birds and deer. Can you see them all? A great book for in the classroom and at home in showing what children would enjoy doing from one season to another.   Enjoy the outdoors, secret nature trails and more…

Resources/Findings:

Kirkus Review…   https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/meg-fleming/sometimes-rain/

Here are some fun things to do that I came upon…

Making snowflakes…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkEu2tTiXgY

A toilet paperroll dandelion…   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpvIOpciq2Y

Sharing animal nature….     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqwszagVjfo

Hilarious video of nature kids exploring their nature playground….   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRmrmEBqlu0

I’m always happy reviewing Picture Books that come my way and share them with you.  If you would like to see more please pop over to Susanna Leonard Hills Blog where there are hundreds of books reviewed by other like minded authors and writers.  Thank you for popping in and I hope you return again soon.

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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10 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  1. Sorry for all the tempest you’re experiencing. Hope things calm down a bit. This is a fun book. Thanks.

  2. Sounds like the perfect book to add to my Learning About the Seasons collection.
    Thanks!

  3. This is a new-to-me book and looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sue Heavenrich says:

    Such a wonderful book!

  5. I really enjoy seasonal books as they really excite children. So it is cold down under — how cold? We had a lot of tornadic activity right through my city and close to my home. Long wet and chilly spring. Sorry I haven’t been around, but I moved in May.

    • Hi Pat. I wondered why I hadn’t seen you around. Hope you are well. I was concerned when I heard about all the bad weather in your area. Please send me an email and let me know your new place and how you are. Yes the winter has set in down here. Cold is around 14 – 16degC your 57 – 60 degFahren.. during the day and 4degC which is your 39degF right now.

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