"Come on, rain!" Tess pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Up and down the block, cats pant while heat wavers off tar patches in the broiling alleyway. More than anything, Tess hopes for rain. And when it comes, she and her friends are ready for a surprising joyous celebration....
Through exquisite language and acute observation, Newbery medalist Karen Hesse recreates the glorious experience of a quenching rainstorm on a sweltering summer day. Jon J Muth's masterful and lyrical watercolors perfectly reflect the spirit of the text.
About the Author
Karen Hesse is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of many books for children. Her titles include WITNESS, THE CATS IN KRASINSKI SQUARE, and the Newbery Medal winner OUT OF THE DUST, among many others. She lives in Vermont with her husband and two teenaged daughters.
Jon J Muth has written and illustrated many enchanting picture books, including his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts and its sequel, the New York Times bestselling picture book Zen Ties. Other beloved titles from Jon include the New York Times bestseller Hi, Koo!, The Three Questions, Gershon's Monster by Eric Kimmel, and The Christmas Magic by Lauren Thompson. Mr. Muth lives with his wife and their four children in New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Come on, Rain based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Beautifully illustrated story about how a summer shower changes the muggy environment on an urban street.
"Come on, Rain" is a story in anticipation for the rain. A girl and her mother are awaiting rainstorm in the summer heat. The descriptive writing brings the reader to that place and time. We can relate to the feeling of a rainstorm about to happen. The water color illustrations contribute to the grey and rainy feeling of the book.
I loved this book. The illustrations and writing are beautiful and they compliment each other nicely. I would like to explore some more books by both the illustrator and author. This story hit close to home for me - I remember being so excited for rain and running out in my suit and dancing in the rain with my family. This was such an amazing book - I really enjoyed it.