Come on, Rain!
Written by Karen Hesse (author of Newbery Medal winner Out of the Dust) and illustrated by Jon J Muth, a drought has young Tess in the stuffy summer heat wishing for a reprieve of rain. Watercolor paintings beautifully depict a hot summer scene as Tess, her mother, and their friends practically will the rain to come. 30 hardcover pages. Laura
Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the listless vines, the crackling dry path, the broiling alleyway and her sagging mama, is a good, soaking rainstorm. "Come on, rain!" she whispers into the endless summer heat. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everyone and everything spring to life.