Hmh Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780547733951, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
One rainy day in the city, an eager little boy exclaims, Rain Across town a grumpy man grumbles, Rain. In this endearing picture book, a rainy-day cityscape comes to life in vibrant, cut-paper-style artwork. The boy in his green frog hat splashes in puddles Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy while the old man curses the dang puddles. Can the boy's natural exuberance (and perhaps a cookie) cheer up the grouchy gentleman and turn the day around?
Christian Robinson likes to stay indoors on rainy days and look out the window while drinking a big cup of hot cocoa. He has illustrated this book, as well as a few others, while staying indoors on rainy days. Christian lives in San Francisco, which has more fog than rain. You can visit him online at www.theartoffun.com.
—Kirkus, starred review
"Good and bad moods alike can be contagious, as this rainy-day story handily demonstrates."