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Eerdmans Books for Young Readers


Grand Rapids, MI


Library and Information Science | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews, haiku, nature


Summary: Rain is a collection of haikus and illustrations depicting the beauty and melancholy of nature. Anders Holmer uses a simple, muted pallet with occasional pops of vibrant color to depict rain through a variety of scenes, sounds, and senses. Each haiku and its accompanying illustration express the feeling of rain whether that be via seeds falling onto a freshly tilled field, ashes drifting to the ground after a forest fire, or sakura (cherry blossom) petals raining down on a spring day.

Comments: This is a great book to introduce children to poetry as well as get them thinking about how a theme can be expressed in a variety of ways through words, colors, pictures, or sounds. This book is better suited towards older elementary aged children as they begin to pick up on the abstract nature of language and could be used by parents or teachers to encourage children to write their own poetry.


Taylor Phillips, Centennial Library Graduate School Intern



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Review of <em>Rain</em> by Anders Holmer

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