Day 153 – Down Comes the Rain

For June, we chose a theme of sea creatures and beaches – but to start the month off, we thought we’d try another book on rain and the water cycle. Hey – the sea is a pretty big part of the water cycle, to say the least, so I think it works. Plus it’s been monsoon season around here for what seems like months.down comes the rain

So, where was I? Ah, yes: we are starting June and for our first book of the month, we picked an entertaining and informative volume from the “Read-and-Find-Out-Science” collection: “Down Comes the Rain” by Franklyn Branley. As with several of our other water-cycle books so far this year, “Down Comes the Rain” manages to address the subject in a concise, engaging and accessible way.

The book follows four children who alternately narrate (through speech bubbles) and appear in various stages of the water cycle – including, strangely, talking about hail. I say “strangely” because with all the books we have read on the water cycle, I think this is the first time that we have read about hail…in a book that did not talk about snow. Interesting – and a reminder that each book in a particular theme may be similar to others we have read, but each has something unique to offer.

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