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The Rain Came Down

by David Shannon

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"The Rain Came Down" is a story that is centered around a large chain of events that all occur because of the rain. The central message of this story is no matter how bad something seems at the time, it can always improve and get better. The rain causes everyone in the town to have a terrible day. People are running late, traffic is terrible, and everyone is having a horrible day. Things soon change for everyone when the rain stops. Suddenly, everyone's mood improves, there is no more traffic, and everyone in the town enjoys the rest of their day. ( )
  AndreaFrench | Mar 28, 2017 |
This is a story about a rainy day and everyone in the book starts to have a bad day. Until the sun comes out and everyone joins together to help everyone.

Age: 3 to 5 year olds
Source: Pierce College Library ( )
  Brittrachinski | Mar 21, 2017 |
Rain is coming down on this town in the story, " The Rain Came Down", written by, David Shannon. It illustrates the emotions and activities people go through during a rainy day. Everyone is aggressive, mean, and upset during a rainy day, but then when the sun comes out everyone is helpful of one another and are happy again. This story shows the outcome of how weather can affect people moods, and how important it is to help one another during a bad time. ( )
  megantroutner1 | Oct 17, 2016 |
This book was about a day starting off rainy and everybody fighting. The day ended with sunshine and happiness. David Shannon is an amazing author and illustrator. I love how this book started off bad and one bad thing led to another. Then, the sun came out and one good thing led to another. ( )
  knbenson6584 | Oct 15, 2016 |
The style this author uses is repetitive. The pictures and the words are humorous and engage any reader that picks up the book. The writing style appeals to early readers because of the repetition and rhyming. The story almost has a circle-book (where the story never ends, the cycle keeps going) kind of feel. ( )
  AnsleighMcKenzie | Oct 2, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439050219, Hardcover)

"On Saturday morning, the rain came down. It made the chickens squawk." But that's only the beginning. Before the sun comes out again, an entire neighborhood is in a crabby uproar. The owner of the beauty parlor squabbles with the barber, who argues with the painter, who has just accidentally bonked the barber in the head with his paint can. Then the baker unintentionally pokes the pizza man in the nose with his umbrella, and they start quarreling. Soon, "the whole block was honking, yelling, bickering, and barking." There's no end in sight... until the rain stops, the sun comes out, the air smells fresh and sweet, and a rainbow appears. Before they know it, the bickerers are helping each other clean up the mess caused by the ruckus, and everyone's smiling again.

David Shannon, Caldecott Honor artist of No, David!, brings his own brand of sunshine to readers. His rollicking text and bright, witty caricatures of grumpy neighbors and animals will put a smile on every reader's face, rain or shine. Surprising angles (we see the painter's paint-spattered bottom from below as he descends his ladder) may even make gloomy readers laugh out loud! This book is perfect for brightening a dreary gray day. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:38 -0400)

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An unexpected rain shower causes quarreling among the members of a small community.

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