First Rain
First Rain
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Annotation: When Abby moves with her family to Israel, where it does not rain all summer, she misses her grandmother and remembers the fun they used to have splashing in puddles together.
Catalog Number: #4240636
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
Publisher: Albert Whitman
Copyright Date: 2010
Edition Date: 2010
Illustrator: Mitter, Kathy,
Pages: 32
Availability: Out of Print
ISBN: 0-8075-2453-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-8075-2453-4
Dewey: E
LCCN: 2009023903
Dimensions: 23 x 28 cm.
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
ALA Booklist (Mon Mar 01 00:00:00 CST 2010)
Horn Book (Sun Aug 01 00:00:00 CDT 2010)
Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal (Mon Feb 01 00:00:00 CST 2010)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 1,457
Reading Level: 3.4
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 3.4 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 136389 / grade: Lower Grades

Abby and her parents have moved to Israel, where they've always dreamed of living. Abby's excited about her new home, but she misses her grandma. As they exchange letters and emails, Abby tells about her new life-learning Hebrew, eating falafel, and floating in the Dead Sea. And through the long dry summer, as she looks forward to the first rain of autumn, she misses how she and Grandma used to splash and play on rainy days. Finally, one morning, Abby hears the long-awaited ping ping ping on the roof. And then something even more wonderful happens. Kathryn Mitter's bright paintings perfectly complement Charlotte Herman's appealing story of the love between a grandma and a little girl.