Popping up mysteriously out of nowhere, mushrooms are abundant and seemingly magical. Some look like umbrellas waiting for the rain to fall, while others emerge in magnificent shades of neon green, illuminating the ground with their otherworldly appearance. Some grace the atmosphere with delectable aromas like coconut and bubble gum, while others fill it with ghastly scents of spoiled cabbage and decaying wildlife. They provide sustenance to creatures big and small, and as suddenly as they appear, they disappear, their roots stretching deep underground, and their spores spreading far and wide, a few escaping to the clouds to help make rain: a mushroom rain.
Mushroom Rain is a valuable contribution to the body of nonfiction children’s books concerning the natural world. It’s full of simple yet confounding truths about mushrooms and the environments in which they thrive. Gorgeous illustrations gloss the pages with vibrant hues and articulate detail. They’ll pull youth in, capturing their attention and admiration, sparking their curiosity and interest, challenging them to peruse them like a lost journal. The lightly sprinkled text, as well as the additional information inserted at the end, will be favored by many. Elementary school educators will find this a treasurable resource for their classrooms.
|Author||Laura K. Zimmermann|
|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
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