Annotations for Rain!


Baker & Taylor
An intergenerational tale about the power of a positive attitude juxtaposes comic-panel, cut-paper illustrations of a cheerful young boy and a grumpy man who observe the rain in their city, venture outdoors then splash in puddles before meeting one another and sharing a mood-lifting cookie. By the author of Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs. 25,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
As an old man grumbles his way through a rainy morning, spreading gloom, his neighbor, a young child, spreads cheer while hopping through puddles in frog-themed rainwear.

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Houghton

An intergenerational story of how a good attitude can chase away the blues at any age.

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Houghton

One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, "Rain!" Across town a grumpy man grumbles, "Rain." In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles--"Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy!"--while the old man curses the "dang puddles." Can the boy's natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?

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