I Am the Rain captures the imagination through whimsical images and compelling words. As a mother and a scientist, I seek out stories that hold special meaning about the natural world and are shared in a way that speak directly to a child’s mind and heart. This book delivers both in a thoughtful and beautiful way. It’s sure to be a well loved favorite! —Dr. Abigail Derby Lewis, Senior Conservation Ecologist, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL (Dec. 2017)
Water is always changing—from rain to rivers, fog to thunderheads and snowflakes to ocean waves. John Paterson’s lyrical verses “Because of me the land is green. I’m why the sky is blue. All of life depends on me. I’m even part of you.”
John’s evocative illustrations highlight water’s many moods. “I can show you rainbows/ in mist or morning dew/ I can be a muddy flood/or a pool of aqua blue.”
Teachers and parents will appreciate the Explore More section in the back of the book that includes “The Science Behind the Poetry,” STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more.
About the Author/Illustrator: As a child, John Paterson was fascinated by the changing form, steady purpose and life-giving magic of water. Later, he chased rivers throughout the country as a white-water kayaker and raft guide. Professionally, he has helped craft stories of nature and culture for museums and other educational organizations including the Field Museum and the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago. He lives with his wife and two children in Northbrook, Illinois. I Am the Rain is John’s first book with Dawn Publications.
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List Price: $ 8.95