Rain Rain Rivers (Rise and Shine) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1988/4/1
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It rains! It rains all over town, pattering congenially on windowpanes and rooftops. From indoors, a child watches, listens, and feels a delicious coziness. It rains on the fields, the hills, the ponds. The streams and brooks, the rivers and seas, surge and swell exuberantly. Tomorrow there will be warm mud to play in, and puddles, and in the puddles "pieces of sky." It pours.
This picture book by the winner of the 1969 Caldecott Medal is a lyrical celebration of rain's inspiring effect on Mother Nature--on human nature, too. Its few words and panoramic pictures are buoyant with growth and freshness.
Rain Rain Rivers is a 1969 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
"A child listens to the sound of rain, imagines various places where the rain is falling, and anticipates the plant growth and puddle play that will follow...The pictures all emphasize the nurturing, miraculous, and temporary qualities of a rainfall." --Starred, School Library Journal
"Lilting." --Publishers Weekly商品の説明をすべて表示する
SUMMARY: Rain patters on the window, rain patters on the roof. Rain patters all over town on the people and in the streets. As rain patters everything a nameless little girl imagines streams streaming, rivers rushing, and the sea swelling to swallow up the sky. Rain falls all around, and one little girl leaps over "pieces of the sky" as she watches the world around her grow.
CRITIQUE: This poetic celebration of rain is an interesting and familiar way to view a grey and gloomy day. Using strong descriptions and watercolor pictures, the author effectively pours emotions and senses over everything throughout the book. Though the book is geared for younger children, readers of all ages will appreciate the book's poetry and art.
ACTIVITY SUGGESTION: Perfect for a rainy day. After reading this book with a young child, especially on a rainy day, provide supplies and guideance in making Watercolor Pieces of the Sky. Cut paper into odd puddle-like shapes before painting. Older children should be encouraged to explore possiblities not mentioned in the book. Since puddles are reflections of life, this may be a good time for them to reflect on something about themselves to include in their painting.