Want a little sunshine on a cloudy day? Pick up Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s “Rain Brings Frogs: A Little Book of Hope” to leave a smile on your face. In a story of contrasts, Mom hates rain, but Nate declares it brings frogs, Liz isn’t satisfied with her pile of toys, but Nate just needs one teddy bear, and while friends have nothing to do, Nate enjoys the view. A simple, optimistic tale of seeing the sun behind the clouds, this book can teach kids the joys of gratitude, not multitude. In a fitting end to the book, the frog is hopping along in big jumps of “hope.” Just enough to take in visually, this book provides a start to many conversations between child and parent about how to view life–in a kinder and gentler manner.
Age: Newborn-7 years