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Reviews of Children's Literature

When the Wind Blows

Written By: Linda Booth Sweeney
Illustrated By: Jana Christy

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When the Wind Blows

Summary:
A boy has fun outside with his family as a storm approaches, and inside when the rain arrives.

Rating: 3 ***

A unique take on the I want a pet book. Sophia tries to convince several members of her family, including an uncle and a grandma, that she should have a pet by appealing to their profession. For the lawyer, she makes a case, for the businessperson she makes a presentation, and so on.

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Blue on Blue

Written By: Dianne White
Illustrated By: Beth Krommes

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Blue on Blue

Summary: Rhyming text and illustrations depict the swell and quieting of a storm.

Rating: 3 ***

A little too vague for young kids to understand, although the illustrations are beautiful.

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Noah Chases the Wind

Written By: Michelle Worthington
Illustrated By: Joseph Cowman

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Noah Chases the Wind

Summary: Noah knows where the wind comes from–but where does the wind go?

Rating: 3 ***

A sweet story about a boy who follows the wind and lets it take him on a journey through town.

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Rain

Written By: Robert Kalan
Illustrated By: Donald Crews

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Rain


Brief text and illustration describe a rainstorm.

Rating: 5 *****

A great book for young ones. The illustrations will provide more meaning as the word rain repeated many times over represents the rain on different everyday outside items such as a car, the street, a house and such.

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Wet World

Written By: Norma Simon
Illustrated By: Alexi Natchev

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Wet World


Describes a little girl’s activities on a wet, wet, wet day.

Rating: 5 *****

Describes the rain and the differences of the day from a toddler’s point of view.

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Rabbits and Raindrops

By Jim Arnosky

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Rabbits and Raindrops
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

Mother rabbit’s five babies hop out of her nest to nibble clover, meet grasshoppers, spiders, and bees, play tag, and run for shelter when it rains.

Rating: 3 ***

An introductions for little ones to the world of animals that are as new and small as they are themselves.

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