Here in Oregon we’ve had days and days of rain. It’s expected, of course, and although as I type this our afternoon today is sunny, rain will continue as we get into Spring. That means getting my little girl out to stomp and splash about:
I was excited to learn about a new book that is perfect for young Oregon kids, Worm Weather.
Jean Taft, Worm Weather (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2015), 32 pp. Illustrated by Matt Hunt.
Publisher’s description Join in the rainy-day fun, as kids splash through the puddles, affecting another weather enthusiast, a nearby worm. An imaginative and playful story, readers will love seeing the worm delight in the weather just as much as the kids.
This book from first-time children’s author Jean Taft, for ages 3-5, is a delight. It’s premise is simple: kids and earthworms love the rain. A brother and sister gear up for play time during a rain shower (“Coat. Hat. Rain goes splat!”), only to head inside when the weather gets a bit too ominous (“Bright flash. THUNDER, CRASH!”). When the thunderstorm moves on and the sun appears, they head back outside (“Birds fly, rainbow sky!”). Worm Weather, with minimal rhyming text and fantastic illustrations by Matt Hunt, treats young readers to the wonderful world of weather by encouraging them to experience it. Check it out!