Title: Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain
Reference: Aardema, V. (1981). Bringing the rain to Kapiti Plain. New York: Dial Press.
Brief Annotation: This book is about a man and his cows who are in a draught. He tries to get rain to come to them, but it stays dry. The story builds upon itself in a style similar to The House That Jack Built. Using an eagle feather and a bow he shot the arrow made using the eagle feather into the clouds. When the arrow hit the clouds, the drought broke and, the water came. In the future a young Kapat is born (a son) who copies his tactics to bring rain to his cows.
Grade Level: 2-4
Readers who might like this: Readers who enjoy cultural diversity in the books they read would enjoy this book. Readers who like stories that build upon themselves- such as This is the House That Jack Built would find this book enjoyable.
Rating/Response: I give this book a 4 out of 4. It is well written, and the style is fun and engaging. It also brings in a diversity in culture, and problem solving skills. This book is well illustrated, and fun for readers of all ages. It is circular, and grows upon what was said in the previous page.
Text Dependent Question: Who is the little Kapat?