Puddle Jumpers {Book Review}


April showers bring May flowers, right? This popular proverb certainly rings true in most places in around the world, especially here for my family in Oregon.  In getting excited about the Spring season and the month of April, we’ve been checking out books that celebrate everything fun the rains bring. These things include dancing in the rain, spring planting, and puddles! Speaking of puddles, we’ve been enjoying the book Puddle Jumpers – by Anne Margaret Lewis (author) and Nancy Cote (illustrator)! 

Puddle Jumpers is a happy picture book geared toward children age 3-6 years old. This book celebrates the simple, pure joy of jumping in a rain puddle. As cringe worthy as that can sometimes be this book encourages parents and caregivers to let a child do so! Oh, the imaginative things a child can think up when jumping in a puddle! Time goes by so fast so it’s better to let kids cut loose every once in awhile. I remember how much delight it was to play in the rain when I was a kid. Let’s not have them grow up too fast!
The book is full of happy illustrations that kept the eye of my five year old son from the start of the story to the finish. There’s a friendly toucan, shark, crocodile, silly manatee, and many more interesting friends that the little boy comes across in the story. My son told me he likes the story a lot and absolutely loves any chance he can get to jump into a puddle. I’m quite happy to add this book to our home library! It’s the perfect Spring book! Let’s not lose that magic and let’s keep the imagination of our child running and jumping free puddles and all!
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I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from Sky Pony Press in exchange for an honest review.