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Rain Fish

Rain Fish

Through rhyme and mixed-media collage illustrations, 'rain fish'--the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms--come to life --

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ISBN 9781481461528
Barcode 9781481461528
Published 1 June 2016 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Ehlert, Lois
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ISBN-13 9781481461528
ISBN-10 1481461524
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Beach Lane Books
Publication Date 1 June 2016
International Publication Date 26 April 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Ehlert, Lois
Category General Picture Books
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 305mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 395g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
Library of Congress Stories in rhyme, Rain and rainfall, Imagination, Fishes, JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 660767

Description of this Book

Get to know the rain fish that come to life during rainstorms in this gorgeous exploration of nature with vibrant collage artwork from the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. When blue sky turns gray and it rains all day, sometimes rain fish come out and play. They swim among discards and debris. Do you see them, too? Or is it just me? Through lyrical text and her incomparable mixed-media collage illustrations, Lois Ehlert introduces readers to rain fish --the varied, colorful, and unique little collections of materials that float along on streams of rain water during storms. From a scrap of newspaper with a seashell eye and feather smile to a piece of cardboard with an orange peel eye and a leaf for a fin, Ehlert's rain fish come in all shapes and sizes. Complete with an author's note explaining how Ehlert collected the found materials she used to make the book over the course of a year, Rain Fish is a spirited celebration of imagination, creativity, and observing the world in your own way--and it invites you to discover your own rain fish.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A short rhyming tale mergesnature and debris to create art from remains of rainy days. When the day turnsgray and rain starts to fall, that's when rain fish come out andplay. From found materials (fallen leaves and feathers and items clearlyplucked from the recycling bucket and waste stream), images of fishes arecreated and depicted at play in the flowing gutters. Through Ehlert'sdistinctive collage illustrations and playful text, readers follow the lifecycle of rain fishes and are encouraged to wonder where these fishes will gonext. The book invites children to look closely at the waste they discard, prompting them to consider how orange peels, ticket stubs, cardboard, bottlecaps, cans, and other garbage make their way to the stream both the waste streamand Ehlert's fanciful rain-fed stream and the role of humans in their creation.The collage illustrations of found materials are vivid, although they need tobe seen from a distance for readers to truly appreciate them and see the rainfishes, making this ideal for storytime or classroom use. A list of images ofdiscards and debris that were used for the illustrations is appended and shouldbe useful for craft activities after a read-aloud of the book. This picturebook and its lyrical text will make readers see fishes in unexpected places.(author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)--Kirkus Reviews 2/15/16

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Author's Bio

Lois Ehlert has created numerous inventive, celebrated, and bestselling picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Holey Moley, The Scraps Book, Mice, Ten Little Caterpillars, RRRalph, Lots of Spots, Boo to You!, Leaf Man, Waiting for Wings, Planting a Rainbow, Growing Vegetable Soup, and Color Zoo, which received a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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