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Title:
Rain romp : stomping away a grouchy day
Author:
Kurtz, Jane.
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Publication Information:
New York : Greenwillow Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
When she awakens to a gray day, a little girl is in a grouchy mood until she and her parents find a way to make it better.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.7 0.5 64300.
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ISBN:
9780060298050

9780060298067
Format :
Book

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Summary

On a gray day the heroine of this book feels every bit as grouchy as the cloudy, rainy, windy sky outside her bedroom window. There is no way that her all-too-cheerful Mom and Dad are going to convince her to get out of bed. Or is there?

How do you transform a stormy mood into a sunny one? This clever story holds the secret: a stomping, romping, wild dance that can make you feel like yourself again -- and ready at last for smiles and giggles with the people who really do understand you after all.


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Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 1. A little girl wakes up in a bad mood and decides that since it's raining outside, the sky must be in a bad mood, too. She and the sky are two "howling prowling scowling wolverines." Despite her mom's laughs and her dad's yodels, the grouchy youngster knows that the "window-rattling wind" is proof that this is not a good day, and she rushes outside to stomp angrily in the rain. But when her parents join her, her stomps soon turn into a dance, and together parents and child romp in the rain and chase the grouchiness away. Before the day is complete, the little girl has waved the gray day goodbye with her "love-you, hug-you family." The simple, physical words and the vibrant gouache-and-watercolor illustrations express the broad range of emotions, and the poetic rhythm of this energetic story will ring true with many kids. Cynthia Turnquest


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-It's a gray and dreary day, one that matches the mood of the child in this story as she wakes up one morning. Even her mother's cheerfulness and Dad's "snazzy, jazzy tune" can't shake her from her gloom. Mom describes her as "Mad as a wet hen." But, truth be known, the girl feels even angrier; she and the sky are "-howling prowling scowling wolverines." But when she runs outside into the rain, stamping and stomping, that foul mood begins to melt away. Her parents join her "Raaaaaain romp!" and the storm, both outside and inside, subsides. Back home it's time for games and singing around a warm fire. Wolcott's watercolor-and-gouache illustrations are rendered in rainbow hues. The colors have been allowed to run so that they blend into each other, suggestive of the rain itself. A simple, pleasant story that would pair well with Don Freeman's Rainbow of My Own (Puffin, 1978).-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.