Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Publication Date: March 1, 2015
Source: Netgalley and Peachtree Publishers in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this book in no way effects my opinion or review.
There's nothing to do on a rainy day or so Ally thinks. But Mama says shes seen something amazing, so despite Ally's misgivings, she sets out on an adventure with her mother and grandmother. On her journey, she sees all sorts of things: dripping awnings, wet cardboard, splashing cars but also earthworms, storm drain geysers, and oil slick patterns. And then they turn the corner, just in time to see a big crowd. Whats happening?
I snatched up this book from Netgalley for the sole reason that I love toads. I have a garden and this past spring I had a few toads living in it - unimaginatively I named them all Mr. Toad and there was a big fat one that was my favorite. I loved have them, they were great for the garden - eating all the bugs and critters that might destroy my small crops and they are adorable :).
Toad Weather is an adorable book about a toad migration and a mother showing her daughter that even a dreary, rainy day can be full of fun and surprises. The illustrations by Gonzalez are aboslutely beautiful and vibrant and with this amazing story only add to the appeal of this book.
The information about the toads is fun for kids and may even lead to questions about the strange slimy creatures. I enjoyed how this book made a rainy day seem interesting and fun for kids - I love rainy days but many kids don't, but they can be just as eventful as a bright sunny day - as this story shows.
The lyrical way the story was written was alluring and I am so happy I spotted this book to review.