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Rain, Rain, Go Away

“Rain, rain, go away” was what quite a few of us in northern and central Virginia were thinking last night! In the spirit of yesterday’s rainy and windy weather, I offer a selection of rain-themed books sure to sweep away those rainy day blues. Rain makes many different sounds.  It can go “drip drop” or “plip plop,” but it can also “ping ping pingading” on a tin roof, “whoosh and hiss” on a highway, and “bup bup bup bup” on an umbrella.  In Mary Serfozo’s Rain Talk, the many different sounds of raindrops are described to us by a young African-American girl in a yellow flowered sundress.  She delights in the rain as it pours down around her; eventually, her mother calls her in.  After supper, bath, and bedtime stories, she drifts off to sleep as the rain “drum-a-tum-a-Drum[s]” on the roof. The following morning brings bright sunshine, with the…