Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rain Stomper-Onomatopoeia

If you love the sound of words than Rain Stomper is for you. As I read it to my sons I really do hear the rain coming down and the rage of the young girl stomping on the rain as the rains has stomped on her expectations for the day...the canceled parade.

The pictures are a visual complement to the sounds of the words.

Here are some of my favorites:

"Slap clatter clatter slap! Rain poured down in buckets. Boom walla boom boom! Thunder rattled the bricks in the walls. Clink Clink Whoosh! The wind plunged her family back into their beds. Even the weeds slunk back into the earth."

Don't you love that visual of the weeds hiding in the earth...sliding themselves back into the sidewalk cracks?

This book is musical rhythm.


FeliciaE said...

Wow, what interesting wording. Definitly going to have to get this one!

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

That DOES sound like a fun book.

Diana (Ladybug Limited) said...

Sounds fun! Have they discovered How Do You Wokka Wokka? As far as "rhythmic" books go, this one is Bug's favorite!

Anonymous said...

I think you would love Like Butter on Pancakes. Here is a link to the amazon page so you can see it:

I know they have it a the McMinnville Library, so perhaps your local library too has it in their collection. Enjoy!