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Author: Hopgood, Tim
Number Of Pages: 32
Release Date: 17-10-2017
Details: Product Description I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, Oh, what a glorious feeling!Spring calls in this classic Broadway number, brought to life in a beautiful picture book―perfect for sharing! Jump in puddles, raise umbrellas, and dance with joy through the pages of this visual story. With colorful, springy scenes and the familiar lyrics, this is a beautiful, gift-worthy, feel-good read-aloud. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2— Hopgood continues his picture books based on song lyrics that he began with What a Wonderful World . This adaptation of the classic tune starts off with a familiar image—a child in a yellow slicker dancing around a light post in the rain. He continues to introduce his diverse cast of characters clad in bright rainwear with big umbrellas. They dance, splash and sing their way through a dark, rainy cityscape with pops of color (flower, worm, snail, a building, etc.) as yellow musical notes hang in the air. As the verse begins again, the children become airborne Mary Poppins—style and the scene transitions from city to rainforest. Now they dance, splash and sing their way through the rainforest—animals, waterfalls, lush vegetation, etc.—as their clothing subtly changes to reflect their location. The final line in the song sees them returning to the city amidst rain, musical notes, birds, and a bit of both landscapes. The evocative watercolor illustrations contain just the right amount of rainy darkness to heighten Hopgood's perfect and judicious use of color. VERDICT Catchy lyrics coupled with imaginative illustrations produces something completely new while paying homage to the source material. A good purchase for all libraries.— Catherine Callegari, Reston Regional Library, VA Review "Movie happiness is now picture-book joy." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Singing in the Rain"Catchy lyrics coupled with imaginative illustrations produces something completely new while paying homage to the source material." ―School Library Journal on Singing in the RainWhat a Wonderful World: "Hopgood interprets this beloved ballad, written by Thiele and Weiss and made famous by Louis Armstrong. His colorful mixed-media collages present a hopeful world, filled with summery trees, sunny blue skies, and pastoral scenes from around the globe. . . . An upbeat story hour selection." ―Booklist Wow! Said the Owl: "With a satisfying night-to-day-to-night cycle, the book not only reinforces the concepts of colors but also provides a sense of security of the way things are supposed to be in the world. The repeated refrain of 'Wow!' throughout the book will elicit a chorus among young listeners at storytime." ―Booklist "Straightforward and flowing, this title makes a satisfying introduction to the colors of the day." ―School Library Journal "This sweet, wonder-filled picture book will make a good addition to toddler storytime and a perfect bedtime read, too." ―The Horn Book About the Author Tim Hopgood is the illustrator of What a Wonderful World, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Hooray for Hoppy!, Wow! Said the Owl, and many other popular picture books. He lives with his family in North Yorkshire, England.
Package Dimensions: 11.3 x 11.2 x 0.5 inches