Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review: Where Do The Animals Go When It Rains? by Janet S. Crown


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Where Do the Animals Go When It Rains? was conceptualized after years of imaginary story telling every night at bedtime. Picking an animal together, the author would tuck her children into bed and create a story where the animals lived and what their world was like all through a child s eye. Since most animals live outside, Janet and her kids would make up rhymes about their surroundings and what happens to the animals when it would rain. The end result is her beautifully crafted book with illustrations by Daron Rosenberg. Where Do the Animals Go When It Rains? explores the following themes: 1. The myriad of weather and the effects on animals with climate change 2. Imagination has no boundaries 3. Reading with children is the best commonality and connector for all ages 4. Learning about animals from all over the world 5. Bonding time with child/parent "The book was created with my kids as a bedtime story based on their curiosities about animals what happens to them during certain weather conditions," says Crown. "I wanted the illustrations to be comforting, fun and engaging while inviting questions and thought."
MY TAKE:
This book is the perfect read for a rainy day.

In Where Do The Animals Go When It Rains?, kids get to learn about where some animals go when it rains.

The premise is okay. It's not really something that you tend to think about, because I guess most people just assume that animals take shelter when it rains but don't really go so far as too think about where exactly they take shelter. I think I enjoyed it a bit more than I normally would have, since when I started reading this it started raining here at home.

I don't know how accurate this book is, but it still makes for a good story even if it isn't all that true.

Thanks to NetGalley and Smith Publicity for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. It helps kids visualize where animals go when it rains.
  2. It's a nice book to read while stuck at home because of the rain.
  3. Proceeds go to The Painted Turtle (www.paintedturtle.org).

THE BAD:

  1. The illustration and coloring style might not appeal to everyone.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:

The squirrel scampers up
a big oak tree,
looking frantically for a branch
large enough to protect
his entire family.

READ IT IF:

  1. Your child is curious about nature.
  2. You want to help The Painted Turtle organization.
  3. You are looking for a rainy day read for your kids.

RATING:
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