Puddle

Written by Richard Jackson, Illustrated by Chris Raschka

A rainy day (or anytime) story told in rhyming verse from the perspective of a put-upon puddle. Raschka illustrations are the hit for me as the cadence of the text is a little forced. His watercolor artwork is the perfect backdrop for a rainy day puddle showing various reflections and activities. The ending is delightful because who doesn’t like a rainbow? This would be a great book to share with students as a way to discuss perspective in literature and maybe even inspire them to write their own stories from different points of view.

Review by Christine Fotheringham, Rolling Meadows Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Pre K-2nd Grade

Puddle
Written by Richard Jackson, Illustrated by Chris Raschka
Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
40 pages
Release Date: March 26, 2019
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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