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What do you do on a rainy day? Artist Anita Lobel expands on writer Miela Ford's sparse text with a creative answer to this question. Richly adorned pages show children dressing up in wonderful costumes of flowers and animals, pretending they are in a garden. Mom and Dad are in the background during "the show" as the youngsters play such games as hide and seek and perform such activities as digging for worms. Early readers will welcome this clever book with its large type and short phrases and sentences because it is so easy to figure out the words. Storytellers, too, will be able to interact with their audiences by questioning them about details in the delightful illustrations, especially the ladybugs, birds and crickets.
— Nancy H. McCray