Sunday, May 21, 2017

It's Raining, It's Pouring by Poppy Green -- ADVISABLE

Green, Poppy It's Raining, It's Pouring (The Adventures of Sophie Mouse #10), CHAPTER BOOK. Simon & Schuster, 2017. $5.99. Content: G.

Sophie Mouse is disappointed when a light rain ruins her family's picnic. But that week at school she and her friends begin learning about the water cycle and about the dangers of droughts. Suddenly Sophie realizes that an occasional downpour is necessary and often welcomed -- even if it means a ruined picnic.

Like the others in the series, this is a fun, quick read with a sympathetic heroine and plenty of engaging illustrations. The large font and short chapters help young readers who are transitioning between picture book stories and ones with chapters. Information about the water cycle is woven in -- just enough to inform but not enough to bog down the story with detail. (No pun intended...)

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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