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Comments for The Falling Raindrop

The Falling Raindrop: 08/14/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)The Falling Raindrop by Neil Johnson was Harriet's library choice when she was learning about weather at her preschool.

The cover features an inviting, minimalist sketch of an anthropomorphized raindrop streaking downwards on a diagonal. Most of the book is just that, the single raindrop falling and thinking about things on the way down.

The raindrop about midway through the book starts to fear for the worst. When the raindrop started to get afraid, so did Harriet. When the approaching ground becomes an approaching campfire, Harriet seriously considered stopping the book.

After a few deep breaths she decided she would see the book to the end. The main character, being a raindrop, "survived" the fall to earth and is evaporated into the sky to repeat the process. Harriet was relieved with the ending but didn't like being scared just to learn something she already knew.

Three stars.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, August, 16, 2011 at 01:58:47

MarthaE

It's interesting to read Harriet's reactions. Thanks for sharing.



Comment #2: Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 16:56:15

Pussreboots

You're welcome. I was surprised by her reaction, so I thought I should share it.