Item description for The Rain Came Down by David Shannon...
Overview An unexpected rain shower causes quarreling among the members of a small community.
Publishers Description Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour. One noisy event leads to another, until finally the sun comes out, and everyone in town ends up smiling and lending one another a hand.
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Studio: Blue Sky Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 10.2" Height: 0.3" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jul 18, 2003
Publisher Blue Sky Press
ISBN 0439050219 ISBN13 9780439050210
Availability 0 units.
More About David Shannon
David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of Stripes, Duck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair. He lives in California with his family.
David Shannon currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California. David Shannon was born in 1959.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Rain Came Down?
Rainy day fun, courtesy of those gorgeous illustrations May 18, 2008
David Shannon unleashes his incredible illustrating talent on expressions of panic as a sudden rainstorm wreaks havoc in a town when the inhabitants are being selfish and rude. It's a little moralistic, but still manages to be a good story and I do appreciate a postive message. What I like best about this one are the illustrations. Despite the rainy day the pages are alive with color and detail and are a wonder to behold.
This book is great! May 5, 2008
My sister, who is a second grade teacher, originally bought this book for my son - now 2 1/2. He LOVES this book! He loved it when he got it months ago and still loves it today. It has a lot of things going on that allow questions and observations. Plus it has a great underlying theme of being crabby when it is raining and seeing the world in a whole new light when the sun comes out. We've bought this for many of our friends kids as gifts because we love it so much.
wonderful illustrations from another time Jul 22, 2007
My grandchildren (3 and 5) and I really enjoy this book. The story is subtle, and yet I feel sure they can reference back to this concept of 'grumpy on rainy days, suddenly smiling when the sun comes out' as they grow older. The illustrations are superb - they do hark back to an earlier time - which is why I love the book.
The rain came down... May 11, 2007
This book I purchased for my preschool (ages 3-4) and I do have to say that this book is a little long for their attention spans, but with a lot of enthusiasm by me (the reader) they were able to stick with it. The illistrations are phenominal, and it does have a great moral of the story. I enjoy books that have great oppertunities for discussion and this one does!
I am very pleased with my purchase and with a couple more readings to them, they will be hooked!
A great Rainy Day book to read Nov 4, 2006
I am an in home day care provider and purchase many books. My little toddlers and preschoolers can't wait for storytime each day. When I read this book to them immediately they caught on to the repetition of "And the rain came down." Every day at storytime when its raining outside, my one little 3 yr old says, "Read, And The Rain Came Down." The art work is very colorful and the different sounds happening keeps their interest. This has become a classic in my day care especially for rainy days, to excite the children.