BOOK: Toad Weather

Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring is slowly going away and summer, not officially here for another two weeks, has arrived as very warm and sunny days. So, I may be a little late in sharing about this new book which celebrates Spring and the fun of getting wet outside.

Sandra Markle, Toad Weather (Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 2015), 32 pp.

Publisher’s description There’s nothing to do on a rainy day – or so Ally thinks. But Mama says she’s seen something amazing, so despite Ally’s misgivings, she sets out on an adventure with her mother and grandmother. On her journey, she sees all sorts of things: dripping awnings, wet cardboard, splashing cars…but also earthworms, storm drain geysers, and oil slick patterns. And then they turn the corner, just in time to see a big crowd. What’s happening?

Vibrant paintings by Thomas Gonzalez complement Markle’s narrative wonderfully and show the excitement of a little splashing around in the rain. It not only benefits Ally and her mother and grandmother, but some littler creatures who receive their help.

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