#blogbookaday: Watersong

13 Feb

30227903.jpgSummary:  “‘McCanna’s carefully chosen words are nearly all onomatopoeia, a cacophony of water sounds that resonates on tongue and ear, demanding to be read aloud…Beautiful.’ —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

In glorious onomatopoeia, Tim McCanna takes the reader on a dazzling journey as a fox seeks shelter from a rainstorm.


As the rain begins, a little fox seeks shelter. But then it builds and builds into to a torrential storm.

Wash! Wham!
Lash! Whirl!
Bash! Swirl!
Hiss! Slap! Slam!

Both a visual feast and a joy to read aloud, this stunning picture book showcases the power and beauty of nature.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This book is a treat for your ears and your eyes – it’s poetic onomatopoeia words are so descriptive of a great rainstorm, while the watercolor illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! Plus, you can also use this book almost as a wordless picture book and story walk through the fox’s story rather than the rain’s story. It works in so many ways and would be perfect spring story to share on a rainy day!

Personal Reaction: This would make a perfect storytime read aloud – not too long, great illustrations and you can also throw some facts about water into the story if you wanted to before or after reading it. Plus, if you’ve never created a rainstorm with your hands, you’ve got to check out Jbrary’s explanation and see how great it sounds with a large group of people!

Title: Watersong
Author: Tim McCanna
Illustrator: Richard Smythe
Publisher: Paul Wiseman Books (Simon & Schuster)
Publication Date: January 31, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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