Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439587532, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
I sing a little rain song, a simple song, a plain song, a pitter-patter-tip-tap-on-the-windowpane song. Drip drop, plip plop, pit pat, split splat Put down your umbrella Take off your galoshes It's time to sing and dance in the rain. When one little girl and her adorable dog venture out on a rainy, spring day, the neighborhood joins her and what results is squishy, sloshy, muddy day fun.
Amy Gibson's simple, whimsical rhymes and New York Times bestselling illustrator Steve Bjorkman's bright and sweet illustrations create the perfect celebration of nature and friendship in this springtime, anytime rhyme
Steve Bjorkman is the celebrated illustrator of numerous books for children, including Jeff Foxworthy's New York Times bestsellering picture books DIRT ON MY SHIRT and SILLY STREET, as well as EMIILY'S EVERYDAY MANNERS by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post, and Jay McGraw's LIFE STRATEGIES FOR DEALING WITH BULLIES. He lives with his wife in California. SPLIT! SPLAT! is his first book with Scholastic Press.
Praise for Around the World on Eighty Legs
Cleverly presents creatures from all across the globe in witty, rhythmic, and well-crafted verse.”Publishers Weekly
Gibson uses a variety of poetic forms, many of the poems bouncing along in a way that will make readers want to read them aloud just for the joy of it.”The Horn Book Magazine