I Don’t Like Rain!

S. & S./Aladdin. Mar. 2020. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781534406780.
PreS-Gr 1–Dillard delivers an excellent companion to her I Wish It Would Snow!. Rabbit and friends are enjoying playing outside on a sunny day, when it begins to rain. While his friends scatter to avoid it, Rabbit likes the rain, until it becomes a downpour. Rabbit waits inside his home, hoping that the weather will improve, until he sees one of his friends, a bird, playing in the storm. Getting his rain gear on, Rabbit joins the bird, and soon all of his friends are playing. When it stops raining, they seem disappointed at first, but are then excited to play in the sun, a rainbow shining in the background. Featuring energetic characters and minimal text, Dillard creates a cheery and appealing rain-themed picture book. The illustrations feature a mix of panels and expansive spreads, as well as word bubbles, similar to the style of a comic book, which are expressive, vibrant, and bright. Young readers will be inspired to play like the characters in the story, no matter the weather outside.
VERDICT A delightful picture book to read aloud, rain or shine. Recommended.

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