Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: Joe Fitzpatrick
Illustrator: John Joseph
Publisher: Flowerpot Press
When it is raining outside, the dinosaurs have nowhere to play but indoors! The little dinosaurs bemoan their fate of being stuck inside by trying to sing the rain away with the beginnings of a familiar nursery rhyme. The pace of the story quickens as the dinosaurs try to play anyway and wreak havoc indoors. As the dinosaurs continue to sing the rain away, the sky finally clears and they can go outside.
This board book is a quick, fun, and colorful read. The illustrations of the sad, pouting dinosaurs who are stuck inside are sure to melt any heart. The book begins with a single line of a familiar nursery rhyme on each page, but the rhyming takes on its own twist to fit with the playful dinosaurs. The pacing of the story is brilliant, with the lines increasing on each page as the dinosaurs get more restless and begin to break things inside while trying to play. This is a wonderful read that any child stuck inside because of bad weather will connect with.