Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert

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A list of images of discards and debris that were used for the illustrations is appended and should be useful for craft activities after a read-aloud of the book. This picture book and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places.
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Get to know the “rain fish” that come to life during rainstorms in this gorgeous exploration of nature with vibrant collage artwork from the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

When blue sky turns gray and it rains all day, sometimes rain fish come out and play.
They swim among discards and debris. Do you see them, too? Or is it just me?


Through lyrical text and her incomparable mixed-media collage illustrations, Lois Ehlert introduces readers to “rain fish”—the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms. From a scrap of newspaper with a seashell eye and feather smile to a piece of cardboard with an orange peel eye and a leaf for a fin, Ehlert’s rain fish come in all shapes and sizes.

Complete with an author’s note explaining how Ehlert collected the found materials she used to make the book over the course of a year, Rain Fish is a spirited celebration of imagination, creativity, and observing the world in your own way—and it invites you to discover your own rain fish.
 

About Lois Ehlert

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Lois Ehlert has created numerous inventive, celebrated, and bestselling picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Holey Moley, The Scraps Book, Mice, Ten Little Caterpillars, RRRalph, Lots of Spots, Boo to You!, Leaf Man, Waiting for Wings, Planting a Rainbow, Growing Vegetable Soup, and Color Zoo, which received a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
 
Published April 26, 2016 by Beach Lane Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Above average
on Feb 02 2016

A list of images of discards and debris that were used for the illustrations is appended and should be useful for craft activities after a read-aloud of the book. This picture book and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places.

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