Drip, Drop! The Rain Won’t Stop! is a “Your Turn, My Turn Reader” by Playskool. In other words, the idea is for parent and child to take turns reading – some pages have grown-up-level words, and others have early-reader text. This is a great idea if you have a child who can manage words like “falling” and “pitter patter”. If not, it’s still a very fun book. The text has lots of rhythm and rhyme, great rainy-day sound effects, and is generally fun to read aloud. If your child gets restless with the story, there are 10 rainbows hidden in the book, so you can go on a rainbow-hunt for a change of pace.
From a parent’s point of view, it’s a good story to read as well. Digger and his friend Go Go really, really want to build a sand castle, but they’re stuck inside by a never-ending rainstorm. Instead, they do a very good job of entertaining themselves by coming up with creative ways to build castles indoors. At the end, they finally get to go out and build their sand castle – a very muddy one!
Well worth the read.
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Drip, Drop! The Rain Won’t Stop! by Sheila Sweeny Higginson, illustrated by Josie Yee. Simon Spotlight, 2010.