Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Hyewon Yum
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
A little boy is upset and bored because the rainy weather is ruining all of his fun. He can't go to the playground, play soccer or ride his bike. His mom invites him to draw a picture, and he refuses until she begins to draw without him and his curiosity gets the better of him. Soon the two of them are drawing themselves in a rainy day scene complete with a jump in a puddle.
This is a wonderful book to read to children on a rainy day. The fun illustrations themselves feel hand-sketched, mimicking the rainy day scene drawn by mother and son. This is a dependable book about the power of art and imagination. It highlights the bond between mother and child in a cute, lovable way that is sure to captivate any young reader.