What a great read-aloud, sing-aloud, shout-aloud board book this is, with its fun-to-imitate animal sounds and rhythmic rhyme. Bright yellow chicks, golden bees, and striped kitty cats play in the warm sunshine, clucking and buzzing and skitty-scatting. Then they rest, snoozy-woozy. But what is this? The pitter-patter of raindrops and the crash, bang, wallop of a storm—how will they get dry? Soon the sun and sweet breezes come out again. With wonderfully textured art as well as a sleepytime ending, children will want to read this again and again.
Born in Zimbabwe, Cathy MacLennan is inspired by African art and culture. Cathy's commissions include corporate lobbies and private homes, with children's bedrooms a specialty. Bold colors, movement, and unusual surfaces are hallmarks of her work. Cathy lives in England with her husband and two sons.