Bibliographic Information: Shannon, D. (2000). The Rain Came Down. New York: Blue Sky Press

Short Annotation: It starts raining in this small town and the rain cause chaos in the town. People are honking horns, people are arguing, and there are vegetables all over the ground. However, once it stops raining and the sun comes out the chaos goes away.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K – 2

Readers who will like this book: readers who like to read books about neighborhood life, readers who like to read about manners, readers who like to read books about rain

Personal Response/Rating: 4 – I love how well illustrated this book is. I also love how the rain represents chaos while the sunny weather represents calmness.

Text-Dependent Question: How do the characters react to the rain and chaos?