Mushroom in the Rain by Mirra Ginsburg

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Caught out in the rain, an ant takes shelter under a very tiny mushroom. Soon, a wet butterfly, then a drenched mouse, a dripping sparrow, and even a rain-soaked rabbit each beg to join him under his miniature umbrella. How can the ant let the others in when there is barely room enough for one? But as the rain comes down and down, they all somehow manage to squeeze together and share the tiny shelter. And when the sun finally comes out, the ant discovers a magical secret of just what happens to mushrooms in the rain!
 

About Mirra Ginsburg

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Mirra Ginsburg was born in Bobruisk, Byelorussia in 1909. As a child, she learned to love books. Folk tales were her favorite type of story, especially those from her native country. She wanted to share the richness, wit, and beauty of the tales with American children and did with her translation work. She died on December 26, 2000. Jose Aruego was born in Manila, the Philippines on August 9, 1932. He completed a law degree at the University of the Philippines but chose a career as an illustrator instead. He moved to New York City in the l950's to attend Parsons School of Design. His first job after art school was pasting feathers on angel wings in an art studio. Before he started illustrating books, he was a cartoonist for two years. His first children's book, The King and His Friends, was published in 1969. During his lifetime, he illustrated 82 children's books including Herman the Helper written by Robert Kraus and We Hide, You Seek and Dance Away written by George Shannon. He worked on several books with his wife and long-time collaborator Ariane Dewey including Whose Mouse Are You?, Leo the Late Bloomer, and Gregory the Terrible Eater. In 1976, he was received with the Outstanding Filipino Abroad in the Arts Award from the government of the Philippines. He died on August 9, 2012 at the age of 80. Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey have illustrated more than seventy popular children's books together. Their widely acclaimed Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems, written by Judy Sierra, was featured on National Public Radio, won a gold medal from the National Parenting Publications Awards, and was a Publishers Weekly, Ingram, Borders, and Amazon.com bestseller. They are the illustrators of the Robert Kraus classics Leo the Late Bloomer and Herman the Helper, which received a Boston Globe-Horn Book- Honor.Mr. Aruego and Ms. Dewey both live in New York City.
 
Published April 1, 1997 by Aladdin Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A rain-soaked ant takes refuge under a mushroom, which expands to shelter several of his waterlogged friends.

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