A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.
This book beautifully captures the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood. The illustrations are beautiful and interesting. The text reads like poetry, but is engaging and relatable for kids. It can appeal to a wide variety of ages, from toddlers and pre-schoolers up through elementary school kids.
Karen Hesse is the author of numerous books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of a Newbery Medal and a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction; The Cats in Krasinski Square; and Letters from Rifka. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellows Grant in 2002, Karen Hesse lives in Vermont.
Jon J Muth’s enchanting picture books include his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and four companion books featuring Stillwater, Koo, and their wonderful young friends. His book The Three Questions, based on a short story by Tolstoy, was called “quietly life-changing” by The New York Times Book Review. And The Horn Book called Jon’s Stone Soup “delicious and satisfying.” His exquisitely beautiful books have been translated into more than fifteen languages and are cherished by readers of all ages. Jon lives in New York State with his wife and their four children.