I just found a book that is a perfect balm to my parched, Texas soul. It's about a little girl and her mother who live in a hot area that has been without rain for a long time. When the rain finally comes-- they REVEL in it.
And just look at the wonderful pictures...
Wilting in the sweltering heat
Mama sags over her drooping vines (I used to have a few of these before I gave up entirely)
Pressing a cool glass of iced tea against a hot neck
Little girl runs to tell her friend that she sees rain coming (I love illustrations of little girls with stick skinny legs!)
Outstretched hands for the rain
First big drops
Chasing eachother in the rain
Now the mamas get excited
Off fly their shoes and stockings
Mamas and daughters dance together in the rain.
Now everything is new again.
Isn't that refreshing? Do you have any other good children's rain book recommendations? After the recent wildfires I think we Texans are really primed to appreciate rain in all forms.