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Rain
Submitted by: Stephanie B., Administration
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Mushroom in the Rain by:Mirra Ginsburg
How can an ant, butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and rabbit all take shelter from the rain under the same mushroom when originally there was room only for the ant?
In the Rain with Baby Duck by:Amy Hest
Although her parents love walking in the rain, Baby Duck does not--until Grandpa shares a secret with her.
Mr. Gumpy's Motor Car by:John Burningham
Mr. Gumpy's human and animal friends squash into his old car and go for a drive -- until it starts to rain.
Rain Makes Applesauce by:Julian Scheer & Marvin Bileck
Nonsense rhyme with refrain that invites audience participation.
Rain Drop Splash by:Alvin Tresselt
Drip drop splash went the rain all day. There were so many raindrops they made a puddle that grew larger and larger until it became a pond and spilled right over into a lake that overflowed into a river and finally joined the sea.
Listen to the Rain by:Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault
Describes the changing sounds of the rain, the slow soft sprinkle, the drip-drop tinkle, the sounding pounding roaring rain, and the fresh wet silent after-time of rain.
Songs
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Traditional rhyme.
The itsy bitsy spider/Went up the water spout./Down came the rain/And washed the spider out./Out came the sun/And dried up all the rain./And the itsy bitsy spider/Went up the spout again.

From The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants compiled by Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller. J Ref 811.008 Com
Rain
Robert Louis Stevenson.
The rain is raining all around,/It falls on field and tree,/It rains on the umbrellas here,/And on the ships at sea.

From The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants compiled by Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller. J Ref 811.008 Com
The Rain (Splish, Splash)
Traditional rhyme.
Splish, splash,/Splish, splash,/Drip, drop,/Drip, drop,/Will the rain ever stop?

From The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants compiled by Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller. J Ref 811.008 Com
It's Raining
Traditional rhyme.
It's raining, it's pouring,/The old man is snoring,/He went to bed and he bumped his head/And he couldn't get up in the morning.

From The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, and Chants compiled by Jackie Silberg and Pam Schiller. J Ref 811.008 Com