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!