Review of It's Raining! It's Pouring! We're Exploring!

On a rainy day three children look out of the window. They sigh, they whinge, the fuss about having nothing to do, but as their imagination develops they decide they will become explorers. A cardboard box becomes a boat, a broom and towel the sail, a map is drawn to enable them to find the estuary leading out to the open sea. readers join them as they squeeze into a cave (cushions piled high in the living room), or as they climb a mountain (the stairs) and make a pretend fire in the bedroom before they lie down to sleep. There are many more adventures as they crawl towards the kitchen - lured by a delicious smell of cooking. But tidying up has to be done before they can enjoy their dinner underneath the kitchen table. The rhyming story also suggests sound effects, and the illustrations are full of details that children will enjoy.

Sybil Hannavy, School Librarian Journal. 6th July 2016

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