A Rainy Day by Sandra Markle

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Why do raindrops fall to the ground? What happens when they hit? This attractive picture book from two dedicated naturalists gives scientifically accurate yet accessible answers to these and many other basic rainy day questions--and it's fun. Full-color illustrations.

About Sandra Markle

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Sandra Markle, a former elementary school teacher, has published more than sixty books for children, but she is best known for her award-winning Outside and Inside series, including "Outside and Inside Alligators" (a Kids' Pick of the List by "Bookselling This Week)" and "Outside and Inside Spiders" (A National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children). She resides in Christchurch, New Zealand, with her husband. Johnson received her BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus.
Published January 1, 1986 by Lippincott. 74 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Going beyond the usual water-cycle recapitulation, a well- regarded science author relays information a gifted parent or teacher might share on a walk in the rain: how oily feathers keep wet ducks comfortable while most animals shelter in dry places;

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While the text is accurate and the watercolor illustrations pleasantly evocative, their overall language and tone lack the discovery and awe of rain-watching--``Materials such as plastic and rubber don't absorb water.'' (Also, so much information crowds this picture book that it may ultimately ov...

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