Little Raindrop
Nan Gartrell
Llumina Kids (2008)
ISBN 9781933626260
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4.5) and Max (age 2.5) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (4/09)

 

“Little Raindrop” by Nan Gartrell tells the story of what happens when Little Raindrop leans over to look at a rainbow and falls off the edge of a cloud.

Cayden:  “We just learned about this in school!  I liked when Little Raindrop fell off the cloud down to the Earth.  I liked when he went down the creek to the ocean.  It was fun watching all of the places that a raindrop can go.  I think my teachers would like this book because they just taught us about raindrops!  I liked how the pictures were all swirly!”

Max:  “I liked the raindrop families.  There were lots of them!  I liked when they were by the fish!”

Parent’s comments:
We couldn’t have read this book at a better time.  Cayden had just learned about the cycle of rain at school and they had even made a necklace with different colored beads representing each part in the cycle.  The book “Little Raindrop” completely reinforced what he had learned in class, except it was unique in the fact that the story focused on the life of one specific little raindrop.  I enjoyed the abstract illustrations and thought that the text was cleverly written.  Not only is “Little Raindrop” by Nan Gartrell a cute story, but it is a wonderful educational experience as well.

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