Written by Deborah Kerbel
Illustrated by Miki Sato
Pajama Press — Spring 2022
From 2 to 5 | 24 pages
Steady rain, garden swamp
Rubber boots, puddle stomp!
For preschoolers, rainy weather is full of possibility.
A puddle in the back yard is just waiting for a stomp in rubber rain boots. A light drizzle is perfect for a search-and-rescue mission for worms and snails. And watching a heavy rainfall makes sitting inside with a warm bowl of soup all the cozier.
“Anyone seeking a refreshing spin on rainy-day books will find it here. This delightful picture book is awash in treats for readers’/listeners’ ears and eyes, with bouncy, lively, rhythmic verses…The artwork suits the book’s message, with pages splashed with lovely, lively, textured illustrations…Rainy days bring all sorts of pleasures; reading this book is just one of them.”
“I cannot resist a clever bit of paper cutting, no matter how hard I want to…This is one of those titles that have the poofy covers and then the thinner but incredibly difficult to rip or tear plasticy pages. You’ll appreciate their hearty quality since this book is bound to be a favorite each time a rainy day comes along.”
— School Library Journal, Fuse 8