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RAINDROP, PLOP! BOOK REVIEW.

Posted on: February 23, 2010

 

ISBN13: 9780670036202

ISBN: 067003620X

BINC: 7370828
Edition: Illustrated
Age: 3 – 8 years
Grade: Preschool – 3

About the book:

Description: This simple counting book contains spirited rhyming text and cheerful illustrations that capture the unexpected pleasures that a little wet weather can bring. Full color.

Disclaimer: The reviewer has no connection and/or personal knowledge of the author and/or illustrator of the book. Book selections are random.

This review is intended for parents or other significant person in a child’s life who may be looking for suitable books for their children to read or have read to them.

This month I am reviewing is RAINDROP, PLOP! Written by Wendy Cheyette Lewison. Illustrated by Pam Paparone. Published by Viking Books in 2004.

From the bright red raincoat and umbrella to the the green boots with eyes and a mouth that grace the front cover to the boots on the back cover this simple book is sweet. In this simple book the young girl and her dog count things as they go through a rainy day.

Wendy Cheyette Lewison’s 143 word book has easy bouncy rhymes that makes the reader want to continue reading the story and includes counting concepts. Its slightly larger than most books size lends itself to a younger age reader smaller hands.

It starts with:

One

little raindrop,

dark, dark sky.

Two

little raindrops,

clouds go by.

Pam Paparone’s illustration are simplistically child-like with lots ot bright colors. The little girl’s outfit is in the primary colors of red, yellow, and green while the sky is various shades of blues and greens. There are a variety of animals drawn through the pages that could provide other animals to look for and count . For example, there’s a squirrel in a tree, and a duck in a pond, etc.

As most parents know attention spans vary from child to child. This could be used to help hold even the youngest child’s attention.

At one point, the child character and her dog splash in puddles…just like a live child would do.

Then once the characters make it the house, the text counts backwards from the number ten.

Ten

little toes

in a nice warm tub.

Nine

soapy bubbles

scrub-a-dub-dub!

My thoughts on this book are that the little ones will love it. It is a book that parents or other caregivers can adapt to their own individual child’s abilities to concentrate.

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