Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Patterson Puppies & the Rainy Day by Leslie Patricelli

Andy, Penelope, Zack, and Petra are bored. It's raining outside. They can't go out to play so they decide to pretend inside. They go to the beach, make a big mess, and end the day with snow.

What I thought: A great book. Rainy day blues is something lots of kids will understand. I like that the book shows the importance of imagination but also emphasizes the consequence of their actions. Liked the illustrations--simple lines and colorful.

Story Time Idea: Pair with Nell's Elf by Jane Cowen-Fletcher and The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss for a rainy day blues story time.

(Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2009)

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