Sunday, March 19, 2017

Rain by Sam Usher Templar Books, an imprint of Candlewick Press [Review & Giveaway]


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
ISBN: 9780763692964
Picture book, 40 pages
Ages 3-7



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
Open to USA & CANADA
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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.

14 comments:

  1. (1) One other picture book you would like to have - A Lullaby for Little One
    (2) One picture book you would like reviewed here on Chat With Vera - A Song About Myself

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  3. We play board games on rainy days.

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  4. My favorite rainy day activity is trying to avoid stomping on worms on the sidewalks.

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  5. I think "A Drowned Maiden's Hair" would be a fine book to have and to review.

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  6. The book Happy Birthday would be a great one.

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  7. She likes jumping in rain puddles.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. 1. I'd also like to have their book Out of Wonder

    2. I'd like for you to review their book Hooray for Birds!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. I like reading on a rainy day.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  10. We love to read. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Marilyn

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  11. 1.I would say " Drowned Maiden's Hair"
    2. "Hooray For Birds"
    Marilyn

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  12. I would like Lullabye for a Little One

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  13. Our favorite rainy day activity is doing crafts.

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  14. I'd love to have the Dogs on the Bed book.

    And I'd like you to review the book The Princess in Black :)

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