Red Rubber Boot Day

Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray, illustrator Lauren Stringer
fiction
Grades: Preschool - 3rd
Lexile Level: AD480L

Selected because: 
Brightly colored illustrations dense with detail. Excellent descriptions of sensory experiences and weather play. 

Suggested activities:
Identify the senses used in the book (smell, sight, touch, hearing) Have students imagine how each of the sensory moments in the book might feel.

Have students design a rainwater capturing machine, use the captured rainwater to watercolor their favorite rainy-day activity.