Our first story was
Rainy Day! by Patricia Lakin. The kids really liked the part when our four friends get lost and encountered pirate ships, monsters, and whales- what could this place be? A mini- golf park! The ending is perfect when the friends followed a funny looking dog into the library. It made a perfect transition to my "Colors in the Rain" flannel (cute colorful umbrellas). We then did a clapping rhyme "Boom, Bang!" involving lots of different sounds (boom, rumpety, zoom, clappety...)all around a thunderstorm. Since we still had a bit of jiggles I decided to bring back "Shake Your Sillies Out". It was a hit and a good way to transition to our next book
The Rain Train by Elena De Rosa & Brian Lovelock. I just found out this book and loved the calm tone and descriptive language. We were all quiet and engaged with the story and the sounds. For my next song/flannel I wanted to do something fun with an old classic "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and created my own little spider
Rain! by Linda Ashman. This is a brand new book at our library about a grumpy old man complaining his way through a rainy morning, while a little boy is enjoying and spreading cheer in his frog-themed rainwear. It has a fun twist at the end. The language is perfect to describe the very different feelings and totally supported by the illustrations. I am not sure if my 2 & 3 years old would have enjoyed the story as much as I did.