Monday, February 18, 2013

When Rain Falls written by Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Constance R. Bergum ~ GIVEAWAY

About Book

We go inside when the rain comes down, but where do animals go? That depends on the kind of animal and where it lives. Bees hide in hives and ants stay safe in underground nests. Squirrels pull their long bushy tails over their heads like umbrellas. Caterpillars crawl under leaves. This new book for young readers offers a first glimpse at how different animals in different habitats behave during a thunderstorm. In simple, easy-to-understand language, veteran childrens book author Melissa Stewart takes a lyrical look at the behavior of animals in forests, fields, wetlands, and deserts and briefly describes how each creature interacts with its rained-soaked environment. Constance Bergums soft, watercolor paintings colorfully depict the animals and special features of each habitat. Individual sidebar and panel illustrations provide close-up details of the natural world.

  • ISBN-13: 9781561454389
  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

About Author

Melissa Stewart earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts.

You can visit Melissa Stewart’s website here.

Constance R. Bergum has illustrated several children's books. She holds an MFA in illustration from Marywood University and lives in Montana.

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My Thoughts

Have you ever wondered about where all of the creatures of the forest, wetlands, deserts and fields go when it rains?  I know when it starts to rain I want to be indoors.  Squirrels have there own built in umbrella.   All a hawk has to do is fluff up their feathers and they are protected from the rain.  Ducks don't bother to get out of the rain because they have an oily coat on their feathers that make the rain just slide off of them.  

The author has provided some fun facts about the creatures that live outdoors that will have your child looking at the creatures in a new way.  I only touched on a few of the creatures that are mentioned in this book.  There is so much more to learn and they will want to share this new knowledge with their friends. The illustrations leave no confusion as to what the creatures look like and their surrounding natural habitats.  

I highly recommend this book for children, parents, grandparents, caregivers, librarians, homeschoolers, teachers and educators.  The very young and old will enjoy this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

received a copy of this book from Peachtree Publishers for review.
I was in no way compensated for the review.
It is my honest opinion.


  1. My son falls right into that age range (6) and loves to read/be read to. Email is Thanks for the chance! xo

  2. My daughter would love this book. She loves all types of animals and often asks these types of questions. Where is this, where is that, what does this do, etc. lol Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Congrats! You are the winner of WHEN RAIN FALLS!

    2. Thank you so much Patricia!


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