My thoughts: The imagination of a child - well, an imaginative little boy - coupled with what you can experience on a raining day out in the rain is truly marvelous as author/artist Sam Usher has given us in his book Rain. The real winner and story teller of the book is the illustrations as they tell the story that words can't convey - a boy's imagation and desire to explore and enjoy.
It's raining. It keeps raining and the boy really wants to go explore the puddles, catch drops in his mouth, and envision and experience the imaginary as he splashes and dashes through the rain. Granddad is busy writing a letter and other things grandpops do until when finally the rain stops and he says, "let's go."
The adventure begins. The illustrations capture ships, pirates, flags, and oh so much more that runs through the mind of the boy as he enjoys his adventure.
A lovely hardcover book with glorious shinny spot gloss drops on the cover and inside you’ll find the enchanting and lively illustrations by the talented Sam Usher. A sure winner.
Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press
Picture book, 40 pages
About the book: Sam and Granddad brave the rain and floods and have the best adventure ever!
Sam wants to go out, but it's pouring rain, so Granddad says they need to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Granddad does some paperwork. When Granddad needs to mail his letter, it’s time to go out—despite the rain and floods—and Sam and Granddad have a magical adventure. The follow-up to the acclaimed Snow, this is the second title in a four-book series based on the weather from creator Sam Usher.GIVEAWAY ~ 2 WINNERS
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the pubilsher to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated.