by Karen Hesse
illustrated by Jon Muth
A young girl pleads with the sky for rain to end the sweltering heat of summer. Her whole city neighbor- hood is waiting and melting! Then, when clouds roll in and the rain pours down, everyone dances for joy and readers can't help but feel the refreshment vicariously and remember the last time they experienced a lovely summer rainstorm.
"This is an impressive tribute to
those experiences that leave us "purely soothed,/ fresh as dew,/
turning toward the first sweet rays of the sun." (Publisher's Weekly)
Interest Level: K-Gr. 2 DRA Level: 24 Lexile Measure: 780L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.9 Guided Reading: M
Below are sample pages from inside this book. Muth's illustrations are delightful!
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If you like the illustrations in this book, check out Jon Muth's other books. He has won a number of Caldecotts for his distinctive, 'dreamy' illustration style. Love it! To see more of his books, click the link above or the book covers below.