A Picnic in the Rain

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Pub Date 1 Mar 2022 | Archive Date Not set
Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books

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Description

Oh, no!  Their picnic is ruined! Or is it?!

A rainy day in spring is the perfect time for the snail family to go out on a picnic. Carrying a basket of provisions and some toys, the snails set off under the most delightful downpour. But no sooner have they started that the clouds lift to make way for sparkling sunshine. Oh, no! Their picnic is ruined!

Fortunately, young Margaux finds a way to save the day and before long, the family is nibbling on lettuce and berries under the shelter of a lovely raspberry bush. The snails have found the perfect time to have a picnic after all!

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Oh, no!  Their picnic is ruined! Or is it?!

A rainy day in spring is the perfect time for the snail family to go out on a picnic. Carrying a basket of provisions and some toys, the snails...


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ISBN 9782898023187
PRICE US$15.95 (USD)

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This is so cute! A snail family is treated to a rainy day--perfect for a picnic. But just as the fun is getting started, disaster strikes and the sun comes out! How can they enjoy their outing now??? A little ingenuity and a little resourcefulness go a long way to save the day.

Kids will get a kick out of the opposite perspective of the snails and will enjoy following their adventure. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous as well, and full of color and detail. This would be a wonderful circle-time read for pre-K and early elementary and could spark a great discussion about resilience and making the best of things. I would heartily recommend this for school and classroom libraries!

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review.

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This book has beautiful illustrations. It is a fun story of a family of snails trying to go on a picnic when the weather is perfect for them to do so. The weather changes and we get to watch them problem solve and find a way to redeem their day.

I liked how it played on known lines about weather and changed them to fit to the snial.

Always love when books have fun facts at the end about the animals. I learned things I did not know about snails.

I would for sure read this book with little ones.

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Oh my goodness this book was SO CUTE! The story was cute and fun, and the pictures were adorable! We loved the fun pages of illustrations featuring beautiful color. The snails preferring rain for their picnic is silly and will definitely make children laugh. I really enjoyed the facts about snails at the end as well! My three year old definitely enjoyed this one.

Thank you Chouette Publishing / CrackBoom! Books for a digital copy of this book! This book is out now, and we definitely recommend it.

💙 Mommy (@that.bookmom) and Ronan (@thatbookkid) approved ✅

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This book was so goofy and silly. My daughter just loved the illustrations and the story about the snails going for a picnic in the rain. 10/10 for any early learners.

Thank you to Chouette Publishing and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review.

This book wasn't qhT I was expecting! I thought it would be about snails planning a picnic and THEN it rained, but it's the opposite. The snail family is planning a picnic in the rain but then it stops. They have to find a way to have their rainy day picnic still. After the story is a little list with fun facts about snails. The illustrations were awesome as well.

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"Sun, sun go away
come again another day."

The Snail family is SO looking forward to a nice wet picnic. Just imagine their disappointment when the sun comes out!

This is such a fun twist on what is expected, that I'm guessing kids will love it. The colorful illustrations by Célia Molinari Sebastià are a lovely compliment to the text, and there is even a page of snail facts at the end of the book.

What a terrific way to learn about an often overlooked creature.

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A Picnic in the Rain is such a sweet story about a family of snails that makes alternate plans when picnic plans go awry. The illustrations were bright and fun!! I really enjoyed the story of making the best of things when plans change.

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A Picnic in the Rain is a super cute tale of snails wanting a picnic in the rain. The illustrations bring the whole story to life in a wonderful way.

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I got this for my 9 year old son to read and what better way to give feedback than him writing the review himself so here goes....

I want to give this book 5/5 stars. I thought this book was amazing. It had excellent illustrations and the storyline was lovely. My favourite character was Leo and my favourite part was looking at all the great illustrations. They were very colourful and attractive to look at. I thought the facts about snails at the end were brilliant too.

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A Picnic in the Rain
by Corinne Delporte, illustrated by Célia Molinari Sebastià
Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books
Children's Fiction

Review:
Have you ever thought about a picnic from a snail's perspective? It's fun to follow a snail family of four as they excitedly pack and prepare for their picnic. The weather plays a key role in their plans, just as it does for my family and friends!

Delporte's short children's story is delightful as brother and sister Leo and Margot, along with their Mommy and Daddy, spend the day together. Surprises, adventure, play and laughter surround them. Illustrations by Sebastià are bold and beautiful, capturing the spirit of the story and the snail family's charm. The gorgeous leaves, plants, and flowers are especially eye-catching and vivid.

Children of all ages will savor this original and creative tale. The themes of nature, family unity, and outdoor adventure are uplifting and so important for young ones. I am a lover of picnics, so I'm ready now to pack my basket and spread a blanket in the park!

Thank you to Net Galley and Chouette Publishing, CrackBoom! Books for the advance reader's copy and opportunity to provide my unbiased review.

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I loved that in this book the snails enjoyed a picnic that would be the opposite of what we humans would enjoy as a picnic, complete with songs that we know and love, in opposite. Even though the sun was coming out, trying to ruin their picnic, they were able to find a way to enjoy the picnic.

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This was a great childrens book that can be used to teach about opposites. Humans love sunny days for picnics and snails prefer rainy days. A great lesson in optimism as well!

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Adorable! It’s a great way to teach about opposites, how the weather changes, making the best of a day, and trying to be positive. It’s also got some fun facts about snails. The illustrations are cute and bright. It will be a hit with kiddos who love bugs and the outdoors. I want more snail adventures!

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.

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This cute and fun picture book tells the story of a snail family about to go on a picnic. For most picnic goers, rain is a recipe for disaster, but not for the snail family! Snails hide during dry periods, but luckily Margot, the mom snail, finds them a safe place in the shade to enjoy their lovely day. With fun information about snails woven throughout the story and a fact page at the end, this book is more than just a fiction book.

As a teacher I would recommend this book for teachers and families of children in the Age 4-8 range. Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this fabulous picture book!

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Awww this is too cute and adorable for words! The illustrations are so lush and beautiful. I enjoyed the little fun facts about snails too. A light and calming read, perfect for kids and even adults like me who need a quick escape.

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Such a cute story about a family of snails that just wanted to go out for there first picnic of the year.

Very beautiful illustrations.

Thanks NetGalley!

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This is such a cute story! A Picnic in the Rain follows a snail family and how dealt with having to change their plans because of a change in the weather. The illustrations are captivating and the story is relatable for readers of all ages.

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4.5 Stars
Rainy days are perfect for picnics if you are a snail. The snail family is excited and sets out to enjoy the picnic as it rains. But, alas! The rain stops as the sun shines bright. How can they have a picnic any longer?
The wind works its magic and blows young Margot’s hat into the bushes. She crawls over to find the perfect picnic spot for her family. The day is saved!
A Picnic in the Rain is a super cute book with warm and mesmerizing illustrations. The setting came to life on almost every page. The snails looked dapper in their suits and dresses. This is a different kind of picnic and the one I thoroughly enjoyed.
Oh, there’s also a page at the end with some interesting information about snails. Kids will love this one.
I received an ARC from NetGalley, Chouette Publishing, and CrackBoom! Books and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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