By Mary Barrett
I Am The Rain
By John Paterson
Published by Dawn Publications, 12402 Bitney Springs Road, Nevada City, California 95959
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-616-2
Sometimes I am the rain cloud and sometimes I am the rain. I can show you the rainbow in mist and morning dew. I can be a flood, snowflake or dew. I circle around and come back as water to drink. We live on a watery planet. In one form or another, water is part of our daily lives. This is an interesting book to teach children what rain can do.
As a child, John Paterson was fascinated by the changing form, steady purpose, and life-giving magic of water
Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat
By Laurie Ellen Angus
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-614-8
Everyone knows that birds use their beaks to eat. But did you know they also use their feet? You could paddle like a swan to the pond and get some plants to eat. Wade like a heron and sneak up on a school of fish. If you had strong feet and legs, you run like a runner to snag a lizard for lunch. There are many ways that birds use their beaks and feet for different things.
Laurie Ellen Angus lives alongside a creek in a wooded area, which gives her many opportunities to observe nature up close and personal.
These books can be found at your local bookstore, by writing to the publisher at the address above, by using the website www.dawnpub.com, by calling 800-545-7475 or by checking your local library.