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One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, "Rain " Across town a grumpy man grumbles, "Rain." In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles--"Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy "--while the old man curses the "dang puddles." Can the boy's natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?
About the Author
Linda Ashman is the author of a number of picture books, including "The Essential Worldwide Monster Guide", illustrated by David Small; "Babies on the Go", illustrated by Jane Dyer; and "Sailing off to Sleep", illustrated by Susan Winter. She and her family live in Denver, Colorado.
Christian Robinson is an illustrator of picture books. He lives and works in San Francisco. His books include The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade and Last Stop on Market Street.
—Kirkus, starred review
"Good and bad moods alike can be contagious, as this rainy-day story handily demonstrates."