by April Pulley Sayre
Beach Lane Books, 2015
Introducing creatures in their natural habitat, Raindrops Roll engages children to wonder what it might be like to live in the rain. Photographer/Artist April Pulley Sayre blends loosely rhyming word descriptions with richly detailed photos to show nature’s experience of rain. We see mini-showcases of grasshoppers, fireflies, leaves, birds, and lizards glistening in the beauty of wetness.
I don’t have many words for this book, but I am so attracted to it; I had to write a review. Perhaps it’s because I’m from Seattle where rain is familiar and I want to savor each photo. My imagination wonders how the author came to choose the minimal words used and what words would I have chosen. It’s a great book to dwell upon on a rainy day.