White, Dianne. Beth Krommes. Blue on Blue. Beach Lane Books, 2014. 978-1-4424-1267-5. $17.99. 48 p. 5-7 yrs. P8, Q9.
Large two-line type with brilliant illustrations take the reader from a day of sunshine and outside play with laundry on the line to “dripping, dropping, gushing” rain until the drops slowly “stop”. Weather patterns are wonderfully illustrated and described. I used this story as a read aloud and talked about how the illustrations show us more about the story.
April 2015 review by Patty Dodson.
[Editor’s note: This first book by Dianne White is illustrated by the winner of the 2009 Randolph Caldecott Medal, Beth Krommes. The scratchboard and watercolor illustrations pair well with the poetic description of a farm family coping with an unexpected thunderstorm.]