Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Miracle of Rain

Many children can identify with being afraid of the sights and sounds of a thunderstorm. The Miracle of Rain,written by Sherry Rossman, addresses those fears.

Nora, the main character, is outside with her cat Molly, when it begins to storm. She is very frightened, until a raccoon named Smickett comes to her rescue. Smickett takes Nora and Molly to his home inside a big tree where they meet a bear, rabbit, and other forest animals in their animal village. These friendly creatures give them a new perspective on thunderstorms.

Molly learns that the animals actually depend on the storms for their livelihood:

"The rain gives us water to drink and bathe in. It makes our soft green grass and flowers so beautiful ... The lightning allows us to see better at night if we are away from home ..."

As the storm rumbled and the rain poured down, Nora, Molly, and the animals danced with thanksgiving for God's provision. Now when Molly hears thunder, she thinks of the animals, and thanks God for being such a wonderful Provider!

What I Like: This is a very sweet story that will teach children that God can use what they may view as a scary thunderstorm as provision for the creatures He created.

What I Dislike:
There is some awkward writing construction in places, but this doesn't detract from the charm of the story.

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Publisher Info: Tate Publishing, 2010; ISBN:1616639431 ; Paperback, 24 PGS., $8.99

Buy it at for $8.99.

Additional Information: The author has a website that you may enjoy visiting for a preview of the book and other information.

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