Hello, It’s spring!
I’m loving the spring green I am seeing on my drives. Sunshine and warm temps jump started the week. It was wonderful. And now rain. Rain and thunderstorms and cold temps. It’s spring and the green will need the moisture. I just want warm temps again.
A little girl is heading to the zoo with her dad. The sunny day has changed to the reality of rain. Dad informs his daughter sitting in the back seat that they can’t go. Yet, the daughter looks outside her window and announces that there is no rain on her side. Her perception is illustrated splendidly as she visualizes others going to the zoo too. Father continues driving and comments about the continual precipitation.
The inspiration for the book is shared through a conversation between daughter, Kate, and father, Jules. I love the debate-able voices. It reminds me of my kids when they were little.
Rainy day sunshine,
Savorings for reading and in writing for My Side of the Car:
- Everyday happening – rain, conversation with parent, car ride
- Perspective – reality vs. imaginative
- One day story – excellent text to illustrate conversation with action
- Anticipation of the event – feelings of the character
- Illustrations – reminds me of child-like drawings