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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Shannon Narrator: Bruce Bailey Johnson Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour in this engaging story. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is perfect for brightening a dreary gray day.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The upbeat music and Johnson’s increasing tempo mimic the story's building tension without making the listener feel tense. An effective moment of silence at the story's climax allows the listener to feel the characters’ relief when the sun finally comes out and the day returns to normal.” 


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kari | 2/15/2014

    " Skylar actually selected to purchase her own copy of this after having it out from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shawna | 2/14/2014

    " The illustrations were great, but the story wasn't really well thought out. But still fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheniece | 2/14/2014

    " I can honestly say that I am one of those people who gets very grumpy and mean on rainy days because the rain makes everything wet and dirty and I don't like that. This book is about how a rainy day causes chaos in a town. When the rain stops everyone is nice to one another. Students can have a discussion about how they feel when it rains outside and how they feel when it is sunny. The way in which Shannon wrote this story was pretty neat. He started out with one mood and switched to another by the end of the story. I would challenge my students to write stories that make a person feel one way at the beginning, but another way at the end of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Valerie | 2/2/2014

    " Read this one with a very interactive preschool crowd - adding finger movements (for down came the rain), fist shaking (for arguing), sound effects (for animal sounds) and amazingly without being cued pure silence! Great fun! Excellent pictures. "

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