Mushroom in the Rain

Sparkling, expansive fun, sure to be a runaway story hour success Kirkus Reviews, pointered reviewVividly colored humorous pen and ink illustrations greatly enhance the simple tale of an ant who takes shelter under a small mushroom during a downpour This lively and instructive twist on the familiar theme that there is always room for one will captiva Sparkling, expansive fun, sure to be a runaway story hour success Kirkus Reviews, pointered reviewVividly colored humorous pen and ink illustrations greatly enhance the simple tale of an ant who takes shelter under a small mushroom during a downpour This lively and instructive twist on the familiar theme that there is always room for one will captivate kids School Library Journal, starred review
Mushroom in the Rain Sparkling expansive fun sure to be a runaway story hour success Kirkus Reviews pointered reviewVividly colored humorous pen and ink illustrations greatly enhance the simple tale of an ant who takes

  • Title: Mushroom in the Rain
  • Author: Mirra Ginsburg José Aruego Ariane Dewey
  • ISBN: 9780613068505
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Mushroom in the Rain”

    1. This picture books is quickly becoming one of my youngest daughter's favorite. It has started raining and an ant hides under a mushroom for cover. Every few minutes a bigger animal comes to hide under the mushroom the ant. When all think it can't cover the latest inhabitant, it surprisingly does. My daughters and I follow with bated breath to see if the mushroom would eventually fail to protect--like stacking blocks as high as we can until it falls much to our amazement. I won't give away the en [...]

    2. A classic! A little ant hides under a mushroom during a rainstorm, and then has to make room for other critters. The animals can't figure out how they all could fit under the mushroom until a frog asks them if they know what happens to a mushroom in the rain. They grow! I told this story with flannel board art for a ducks- and rain-themed program for both Spanish and bilingual story times. This is a good story to use when teaching about plants and how things grow, too.

    3. This book keeps growing on my as kids keep asking for it to be read again and again. It's great for a small group read aloud, with so many possibilities for acting it out, counting etc. And then the end is a bit of a mystery that stumped the 2 & 3 year olds the first time we read it. Now that they know the answer they love to point out the clues.

    4. Great book for "rain" themed storytime. Ant hides under a mushroom and is joined by other animals looking for shelter. They are amazed after the storm that there was room for all of them under that tiny mushroom. A wise frog asks them don't they know what happens to mushrooms in the rain? The animals look around and realize that the rain made the mushroom grow!

    5. This is a beautiful book. This book was a part of my children's large home library and one of the many books that I am definately buying again to add to my granddaughters library of book that I am starting for her as part of her babyshower gift.

    6. Meredith taught me to tell the story as a prop story with an umbrella and puppets. It really adds to the story.

    7. How can an ant, butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and rabbit all take shelter from the rain under the same mushroom when, at first, there was only room for the ant?

    8. This book is a good book to read and sequence the story. It is also similar to the the Jan Brett story, The Mitten. I compare/contrast this story using a VENN diagram with my Kindergarten students.

    9. My little one was enthralled. He loved it. I thought it was cute and average, but he really appreciated it, so +1 star.

    10. I cut out a large red umbrella from red felt and some wrapping paper images of animals and a little girl image from a magazine and backed these with flannel. I then retold this story using the flannel pieces. Here is a link to the story being dramatized by a class: youtube/watch?v=oOf5laThis story is much like the better known Mitten story retold by Jan Brett, Alvin Tresselt, and Jim Aylesworth. Before introducing each animal (from smallest to biggest) I gave clues so the children could guess th [...]

    11. One of my favorite books to use for a rain story time. 4/13/11Used again this year for a class visit the preK was studying water and weather. 4/11/12Used again for a rain story time and got checked out afterwards. 7/3/13Used in story time. 4/14/15Worked well for story time again.

    12. Seeing that this book was based on a communist era Russian piece, I can't help but imagine the original readers, huddled in their subdivided one room apartments!Perhaps this book was intended to encourage them to enjoy their crowded living conditions :-)

    13. This was adapted from the Russian Pod Gribom (Under the Mushroom) of Vladimer Grigor'evich Suteyev. The story is cute and illustrates cooperation and sharing.

    14. preS-1st, maybe 2ndSuch a fabulous book. Well-paced. Great story. Clear pictures. The only thing that would make this better is making a BIG book out of it!

    15. I received this book by mistake as it was mixed in with my reserved items at the local library. But, my daughter picked it from the stack to be read and enjoyed it quite a bit. I like the style of art, put me in mind of the 60's and 70's. A bunch of animals seek shelter under a mushroom that continues to grow throughout the rainstorm. My daughter liked the book a lot more than I expected her to. It's a simple story, the animals keep squeezing closer together to allow another to take shelter. It' [...]

    16. It is POURING outside! Poor little ant is trying to find a place where he can get dry and wait until the rain stops. He finds a small mushroom he can get under. All of a sudden his friend Butterfly needs to rest because her wings are drenched, and Mouse is wet to the bone, the Sparrow's feathers are dripping and heavy, and Rabbit is being chased by a fox. Will all five animals be able to hide under this one small mushroom?

    17. It is POURING outside! Poor little ant is trying to find a place where he can get dry and wait until the rain stops. He finds a small mushroom he can get under. All of a sudden his friend Butterfly needs to rest because her wings are drenched, and Mouse is wet to the bone, the Sparrow's feathers are dripping and heavy, and Rabbit is being chased by a fox. Will all five animals be able to hide under this one small mushroom?

    18. For some reason, I thought this book wouldn't really keep the attention of the groups of kids I regularly read to. I was dead wrong. Every single group paid rapt attention and would react to what was happening. Solid book.

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