Miss Nancy at The Storybook Shoppe recommended It's Raining, It's Pouring, performed by Peter, Paul and Mary and illustrated by the supremely talented, Christine Davenier. In short: it did not disappoint and we loved it.
My 4-year old daughter immediately recognized the illustrations, which I was impressed by but not totally surprised. Christine Davenier is the author of dozens of critically acclaimed books for children such as Miss Lina Ballerina and The Fairy Princess series. I adore the artistic, sketchy yet refined style of the characters she creates. She uses a combination water color and pencil and every stroke is visible. It's art perfection!
So what does it mean to be "performed by" Peter, Paul, and Mary? The words of this book are familiar, it's all nursery rhymes you've heard as a kid, strung together in a series. And of course, this dynamic and legendary trio also recorded it. Watch it here but a copy of this performance is on CD in your purchased book. There are three songs on the CD that comes with your book purchase!
Beautiful, isn't it? My daughter, Molly, absolutely loved the song and the illustrations in the book. If you are looking for a great gift, or keepsake for your shelf, we recommend this one! You can buy it now, right here on the blog, for 10% OFF. It will ship directly to your door, just check out with PayPal below.
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