by David Shannon
In this simple, funny picture book, Caldecott Honor Artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour.
Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down. The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell, and still, the rain came down.
As one noisy event leads to another, the house painter accidentally bonks the barber with his can of paint, and the baker mistakenly pokes the pizza man with his umbrella. Soon the whole block is honking, bickering, and yelling -- and then...the rain stops.
The sun comes out, and one by one, each character ends up smiling and helping someone else. Here is an engaging story that will brighten the day of any reader -- rain or shine.
An unexpected rain shower causes quarreling among the members of a small community.
The Rain Came Down
DAVID SHANNON is the illustrator of many successful picture books, including How I Became a Pirate. His numerous awards include a Caldecott Honor for No, David! He lives in Burbank, California.
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/1/2000
Age range: 4 - 8 Years
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
- Rain and rainfall -Quarreling