Thursday, April 21, 2011

Children's Book Review: The Miracle of Rain by Sherry Rossman

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Perfect Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (December 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1616639431
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616639433 
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"I thought we were doomed, so I said a quick prayer, and then I felt something grab my sleeve. 'Come. Come with me. My name is Smickett and I know of a safe place.'

From hiding under the table to dancing in a storm party, join Nora and Molly as they learn that their greatest fears can turn out to be their biggest blessings in The Miracle of Rain."
My Review:

If your child(ren) are afraid of thunder and lightening like many children, this is a great book to read to them, and will help calm their fears.  This sweet story follows Nora, a young girl who is scared of thunder.  She ends up getting stuck in a storm with her cat, Molly, but is whisked away by Smickett the raccoon to a safe place.  We follow Nora as she sees all the wonders that the rain creates, thanks to God.  Smickett tells Nora that without the rains, he and his friends wouldn't have water to drink and bathe in, and their surroundings would not grow.  There would be no flowers, green grass and more.  Smickett then brings Nora and Molly to a feast with his other animal friends.  As they begin to eat, Nora heard rumbles in the sky.  She started to become scared, but Bump the rabbit began to thump his paws, and the animals chimed in and a storm party broke out.  Nora found herself dancing in the rain and loving it.  She was not afraid of the thunder and rain anymore, as she realized from Smickett and his friends, that rain is needed for plants and animals to survive and flourish, and it is only one of God's many blessings.

The illustrations are cute, and really capture the beauty of the rain.  Your children will find this easy to read book fun, and gain a greater appreciation for rain.

About the Author:

Rabbits, javelina, snakes, skunks and the occasional raccoon were all a large part of my childhood where I grew up in the small town of Rimrock, Arizona. I used to roam the countryside with these critters, my two older brothers and a neighbor friend, which is where my imagination had plenty of space and inspiration to bloom.

I currently live in Prescott Valley, Arizona with my husband, two children and three cats.

Don't forget to check out Sherry's website.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the author in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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