"Rain rain go away, come again another day. Little Alice wants to play..." My girls have been singing this song all week - and though here in Northern California we absolutely do not want the rain to go away, I have enjoyed hearing their songs. The rain has also been a good opportunity to read some books about rainy weather.
Last night, Ben and I read the beautifully illustrated Umbrella by Taro Yashima. In Umbrella, three-year-old Momo receives her first umbrella. She is so eager to use it that she invents reasons to take it out in sunny and windy weather. But, he mom convinces her to save it for a rainy day. When that day arrives, Momo is filled with music and happiness. I enjoyed this blog post about the book which provides some background on the author's life and some of the illustrations from the book.
Other rainy day children's books we've enjoyed include:
What Can You Do in the Rain? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Who Likes Rain? by Wong Herbert Yee
Who Likes the Rain? by Etta Kaner
Come on, Rain! by Karen Hesse
Rain Feet by Angela Johnson