Come On, Rain! by Karen HesseI love the colors of this book. It’s about a time that I really don’t like; those hot muggy days you can hardly breath and people are praying for rain to keep things from dying. I can’t stand that time. It makes me want to live in Scotland.
A Mama is taking care of her wilting plants and a girl is wanting to cool off by putting on her swimsuit. They all want rain. The girl sees the clouds coming and she gets her friends to put on her swimsuit and come over so she can convince Mama to let her put hers on. The rain comes and the girls dance and giggle in the streets. All the Mama’s stick their heads out their doors and see the girls in the rain and they all smile and join them too.
I love the scene of a big group party in the rain. I don’t like the hot, but I do like dancing in the rain. This looks glorious. I love the infectious nature of the children reminding their parents to be young at heart and remind them of having fun.
The niece thought this was a fun story. She and the nephew both wanted to dance in the rain. They thought it looked like fun. The niece gave this 3 stars and the nephew gave it 3 too.
Come On, Rain!
Print This Page. Bernadette Lambert. Using Karen Hesse's Come On, Rain , this lesson combines two researched-based approaches to directly teach two academic, three concept, and five robust vocabulary words. The four-step procedure begins by having students Enunciate new words syllable-by-syllable and then blend the word. Next, teachers Associate the word with definitions and examples that students already know. Students then Synthesize the words with other words and concepts that they have already studied and they have the opportunity to demonstrate deep knowledge of the new word.
Thank you! Hesse Just Juice, p. Young Tess watches as her mother tends to her woeful wilting vegetable patch; the heat is enveloping. Tess, from her perch on the fire escape, scans the sky in hopes of deliverance, and sure enough, those are rain clouds she spies. When the clouds break, everyone steps joyfully to the rain dance. Mamma turns to the window and sniffs. Muth contributes fine watercolor atmospherics, in sultry summer scenes where the heat is almost palpable, and raucous wet scenes of jubilant dancers.
In this quietly affecting story, award-winning author Karen Hesse and artist Jon J. Muth deftly capture the magnificence of a sudden rainstorm on a swelteringly hot day. Much more than a simple tale of weather, Come On, Rain! Like a long-limbed little bird—all twiggy arms and legs—Tessie moves through the neighborhood, observing her Mamma, her friends, the skies, even the streets:. Up and down the block, cats pant, heat wavers off tar patches in the broiling alleyway…. I stare out over rooftops, past chimneys, into the way off distance. As the downpour approaches, Tessie gathers her neighborhood friends for a romp in the raindrops.
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