Book Reviews of Raindrop, Plop!

Raindrop, Plop!
ISBN-13: 9780670059508
ISBN-10: 0670059501
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 32
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Publisher: Viking Penguin
Book Type: Hardcover
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From Library Journal--A pigtailed child and her small dog discover the joys of a rainy day. As soon as it starts to sprinkle, the girl puts on her rain gear and heads outside. When it starts to pour, she hurries back into her cozy house and enjoys a warm bath and a snack. The shower passes and the sun comes out. In the first half of the book, the text moves from 1 to 10 raindrops. The words and the illustrations do not always match, and readers may find this confusing. On one spread, the left-hand page reads, "Nine little raindrops, puddle fun," and the facing text reads, "Ten little raindrops, still no sun." In the picture, 10 raindrops are highlighted, 5 on each page, making it difficult to count correctly. The spread for seven and eight is equally perplexing. The second half of the book, which counts down from "Ten little toes" to one last raindrop as the sun comes out, is more successful. The illustrations are vivid, colorful, and cheery. Even the heavy rain is depicted with light and brightness. There is a 1950s feel to the book with its square little house with one door, two front windows, and a chimney. With its simple pleasing rhyme and joyful artwork, this works better as a story than as a counting book.