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Puddles by Jonathan London


by Jonathan London

Other authors: G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)

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Two children romp through this watery world in visual compositions that are strong and satisfying.the magic and physical delight of wading in mud and puddle jumping after a rainstorm. In London's simple, poetic text, a brother and sister "cuddle / between fright / and glee" as they listen to a thunderstorm at night but rush outside the next day to a "sky wiped clean / of the last cloud." Karas translates the children's joyful exploration of the storm's legacy--frogs and worms to watch, mud that sucks at their boots, and puddles in all shapes and sizes--into a series of jubilant double-page paintings that cleverly play with perspective to make every picture a happy surprise. The wonderful picture of chocolate brown mud is truly glorious. A great rainy-day book that will be read and read again, with illustrations perfectly sized for both small-group and lap sharing.
  Tammy1234 | Aug 22, 2017 |
A brother and sister listen to a storm at night and have feelings of excitement and fear. The next day they rush out to jump in puddles, watch worms, squish in mud,.. Lot of descriptions
  JackieOttman | Aug 21, 2017 |
After a night of rain and thunder the best thing to come out of it the next morning is all the puddles! Big ones, small ones, long ones, and skinny ones! This book is great for allowing the children to visualize that experience and tie it in with their own experiences as well. I would read this book with first graders.
  FrounfelterShelbie | Aug 20, 2017 |
After a night of rain and thunder the best thing to come out if it the next morning is the puddles! Big ones, small ones, long ones, and skinny ones!
  JaniceBrody | Aug 20, 2017 |
A perfect story for a rainy day that will get kids wanting to play outside in the puddles! Follow along two young kids who splash in puddles the day after a rainstorm. Mama warns them to watch out for the mud and puddles, but the kids can't resist! I mean, kids will be kids! This book is full of color that will catch the eye of young readers. ( )
  lcrosby | Mar 30, 2016 |
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Morning is magical after a night of rain and thunder. And best of all are the puddles! Big ones, little ones, long ones, skinny ones. Splash! Splash! Splash! Put on your raincoat and join two puddle-jumpers in this bouncy read-along that's just right for a rainy day or any day.

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When the rain stops falling and the skies clear up, it's time to put on boots and go outside to play in the puddles.

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