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Day 111 – Raindrops Roll

April showers may eventually bring May flowers, but around here over the past several days it seems like the showers just bring more showers. How appropriate, then, that today’s book was “Raindrops Roll” by April Pulley Sayre. The book is an extended poem about rain set against the lush, beautiful backdrop of Ms. Sayre’s photo illustrations. After your eyes have feasted on the colorful close-up pictures of water droplets on leaves, spider webs and flowers, you can also get a little science lesson about the water cycle (“a splash of science”) on the end pages.raindrops

This is the first photo-illustrated book we have read for many weeks – and the pictures are stunning. It’s a kind of book which we particularly love: entertainment and information about the real world! There are close-up pictures of bugs and slugs which add to the attraction of the book. Ahhhh, poetry and rain – what a great combination for April and National Poetry Month!