Raindrops Roll

April Pulley Sayre. S&S/Beach Lane, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-2064-8
“Raindrop spangles/ mark angles./ They cling to curves/ and cover cocoons.” In playful rhymes and breathtaking nature photography, Sayre offers a dramatic examination of a rain shower as droplets soak birds, roll down pumpkins, dot the backs of insects, and muddy the forest floor. Sayre’s close-up photographs are startling in their intimacy—a bead of water seems to defy gravity as it pools precariously on a green leaf, while dozens of tiny drops illuminate a spider’s feather-light web. These images alone are enough to make the book a treasure; an informative closing section exploring water’s forms, behavior, and characteristics is icing on the cake. Ages 4–8. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 02/02/2015
Release date: 01/01/2015
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