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Rain by Manya Stojic
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GREAT descriptive language used. All about the rain and animals communicating what they hear, see, feel, taste, and smell. Set in African possible desert.
  jthodesen01 | Sep 8, 2018 |
"Rain" by Manya Stojic is a modern fantasy book that talks about different animals using their senses to tell whether it is raining. Each animal uses a different sense to tell it is raining, except for the lion who uses all his senses. After the rain stops the animals describe all the good and benificial things the rain left behind. Although the rain is gone the animals now it will come again.I would recommend this book to be read aloud to kids in early elementary school. The book does a good job of talking about how our five senses can be used to describe one thing and it also shows children some things that are made possible because of rain such as grass growing. ( )
  SelmaGasu | Mar 7, 2018 |
a group of animals are scared when it starts to rain but once the rain has gone, they understand that the rain is necessary
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  TUCC | Jan 24, 2017 |
This picture book about the rain coming to the African savanna is very straightforward, yet has many avenues that can be explored. The various animals experience the approach of the rain with their five senses. There is a lush burst of growth following the rain, yet foreshadowing that the cycle will continue. The animals and setting also leave much to be discussed. The illustrations are somewhat abstract, which seems to broaden the age range of readers.
  abtrav | Apr 6, 2016 |
The colorful illustrations and repetitive dialogue are highlights of this story that ends abruptly with little warning. I read this story twice to see if I found a mistake. Stojic's animals talk about rain coming, rain comes, and then after all the animals enjoy the benefits of the rain... and then it gets hot again. I was disappointed by the weak story. Maybe it's simplicity is lost on me? I guess this story would accompany a science lesson on weather patterns well. ( )
  DayehSensei | Jun 20, 2011 |
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As the red soil of the African savanna becomes parched and cracked, the porcupine SMELLS the rain coming. She tells the zebras, who SEE the rain coming and gallop off to tell the baboons. The baboons HEAR the rain coming. The rhino FEELS it. And the lion TASTES the rain. All the animals use their senses to predict the change of weather. Soon, the sky opens and it rains and rains and rains until every river gushes and gurgles. When it stops, green buds and grasses sprout and the animals find shelter in the shade of the big leaves and the cool, squelchy mud and relish the "fresh, juicy fruit from the trees" and long, refreshing drinks from the water hole.

Manya Stojic's exuberant picture book celebrates nature's sometimes extreme but always magical methods in madness. From scorching drought to frenzied rainfall and back again, all the animals live in harmony with this natural cycle. Stojic's artwork is stunning--lush golds, fiery red-oranges, cool, wet blues, and brilliant greens burst off the pages, while the soft grays, blacks, and browns of the savanna creatures, with their visible brush strokes, seem to come alive before our very eyes. Rain is as golden, vibrant, and palpably refreshing as Flora McDonnell's Splash!--another wonderful picture book about delicious, delicious water. (Ages 3 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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The animals of the African savanna use their senses to predict and then enjoy the rain.

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