Downpour by Emily Martin

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A pale, poorly conceived rumination on color; choose instead Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Green...
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Downpour is the enchanting story of a rainy day turned magical.  

A rainy day is usually the time to clomp around in rubber boots and discover worms and puddles and other such rainy day things. But this is no ordinary rainy day.  Embark on a journey of discovery as the rain begins to wash away the color from the bright red poppies in a field.  Follow the color red on its journey, page after page, as it infuses myriad quirky and everyday objects with its bright cheerful hue: from the beaks of curious birds to the big wheel at the faraway fair.  

In a fresh, poetic style, with bright splashes of color on each page, this high contrast book will allow young readers to learn about color and build their vocabulary while stimulating their senses.

 

About Emily Martin

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Emily Martin was born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland. She received her BA and MFA from Columbia University. Splitting her time between writing, translating, and teaching, she lives outside of Austin, Texas, with her husband and daughter and their numerous pets. Mara Shaughnessy is an illustrator and graphic designer with an MA in Teaching. She is the author and illustrator of Lego Man in Space. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
 
Published June 1, 2013 by Sky Pony Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Below average
on May 04 2013

A pale, poorly conceived rumination on color; choose instead Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Green...

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 06 2013

...there’s a certain thrill to be had from seeing red in unexpected contexts, whether on a mailbox, dirt road, or school bus.

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