The Falling Raindrop (Hardcover)
Tricycle Press, 9781582463124, 48pp.
Publication Date: March 23, 2010
After hitting a campfire on the ground, the raindrop begins his journey back to the clouds as a wisp of steam. Readers will cheer for the little raindrop, experiencing his joys as well as his worries. This simple story uses spare text and art to explain the science of the water cycle, while happily showing that good things can result from change.
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Praise For The Falling Raindrop…
Review, The Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2010:
"The charm of this picture book for children ages 4 to 8 lies in the arresting simplicity of its design."
Review, Publishers Weekly:
"This debut, the collaborative project of two advertising executives, has a crisp, carefully produced feel, and it delivers its message with razor-sharp effectiveness.... It’s a metaphor for the way so many adults live: fearful and worried about death. Do children worry this way, too? Some do, and they’ll take comfort in the unexpected fate of the raindrop."
Review, School Library Journal:
"The minimalist artwork is surrounded by huge spans of creamy white paper. Other than the orange of the fire, grays and baby blues are the only colors used in the iconic images of the clouds, thunder, wind, and raindrops. Readers will enjoy the character’s humorous expressions in this unique presentation."