March 10, 2011

One Rainy Day

Our house is officially under contract, which means we can once again pull out our messy paints! It's a mild, rainy spring day, so we decided to paint a picture of the rain.

Yes, we do own an easel but it - along with so much other "stuff" - was stored away when we listed the house. The fridge actually works quite well, and A enjoyed spreading the watered-down (washable) blue and green paint onto the paper.

She was also excited to discover the tiny raindrops I had applied ahead of time with a wax crayon. If I were to do it again, I'd fill in the raindrops with crayon as well.

One Rainy Day by Tammi Salzano

One Rainy Day (Padded Board Books)Duck loves the rain, because rain means red boots, an orange umbrella, yellow flowers, and so much more. Like any good board book, it's not the story that takes center stage, but the illustrations. Bright, cheerful drawings fill each page and tell the story through colorful and adorable characters. Accentuating the artwork are silver foil raindrops which not only fall from the sky, but drip and puddle on the illustrated leaves.

I thought this padded board book might be a little young for A, but she loved it from the start. It's her current favorite and our must-read before naptime.

Update: You can win your own copy of One Rainy Day! To enter, just visit Tiger Tails Books and comment on your thoughts about ebooks for kids.

Disclaimer: One Rainy Day was provided to me courtesy of Tiger Tails Books free of charge in exchange for a review. This does not in any way influence my review. 

I'm linking up to:
- stART @ A Mommy's Adventures 


  1. Congrats on the contract - I'm sure you are relieved!

    Very cute art project.

  2. Thanks for sharing your review of One Rainy Day with your readers. I'm so glad A enjoyed it! We are posting a link to your blog on our facebook page. Please spread the word that we are offering an opportunity to win a free copy of One Rainy Day book and app for those who comment on our blog ( let us know how they feel about e-books for kids.
    Happy Reading,
    Elizabeth Bennett
    tiger tales

  3. This is such a fun book! Congrats on your contract and getting to paint again.

  4. Too cute! I love the "surprise" raindrops. I think we'll do this project tonight. Thanks for your great tips. :)

  5. I love the idea of having the raindrops appear like that! So fun!

  6. I'll have to do that with Mariann.
    For now...It won't stop snowing! >__<

  7. What a great was a rainy day for us hear too. I will have to give this a try with the girls they will love it. The book sounds really cute too :0)

    Thank you for linking up to stART!

  8. This is so dear!!!
    Congrats on your house!

  9. That's great news on your house!! I love your make shift easel :). Great idea to use a crayon resist for this picture.

  10. Congratulations on the house sale! What a huge relief that must be.

  11. So wonderful to be able to relax and get MESSY AGAIN!!!! Yay!!!


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