Welcome, April! All of the THINK QUICK themes below appear in your book. Let’s see which way you lean. Remember, THINK QUICK!
On Taking Cover:
Inside or Under a Tree?
Under a tree. So you can keep taking photos, of course!
Soaked or Damp?
Soaked! Why go half way? Damp sounds uncomfortable. Soaked sounds like you went for it and are probably laughing.
On Rain Shower Observations:
Grasshopper or Blue Jay?
Grasshopper. I am a birder, but 80% of my photos are of insects. Crazy about insects.
On Rain Sounds:
Spatter or Thud?
Spatter. Although, I just tried saying it five times and thud sounded better in a long sequence. So . . .
Spill or Fill?
On Raindrop Accumulation:
Globs or Spangles?
On Leftover Raindrops:
Webs or Petals?
Webs! I am digging spiders this year and trying to notice them.
On Raindrop Reflections:
Yourself or Camera Flash?
Skin or Leaf Veins?
Leaf veins. Because plants are awesome.
And because I am so curious that I can’t help myself:
What is the coolest thing you have ever seen magnified by a raindrop?
Spider eyes. Yet I also love speckles of all sorts. Curious folks look up Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem PIED BEAUTY. I love his exuberant language, almost unseemly for his time in history.
Raindrops Roll or Raindrops Roll?
Thanks for thinking quick with us, April! Now it's your turn, readers: Choose one of the THINK QUICK themes from above, and tell us YOUR choice.
Raindrops Roll REVIEW:
Take a refreshing walk through nature after it's had a nice long drink!
January 8, 2015
By Carrie Charley Brown
April Pulley Sayre’s mission is to create books and other media that bring people back to the natural world with fresh, inquisitive eyes. Sayre is the award-winning author of 60 books for young readers. Many of her books have been translated into other languages, including French, Dutch, Arabic, Japanese, and Korean. Her recent books include Eat Like a Bear, Let’s Go Nuts: Seeds We Eat, and the Rah, Rah, Radishes board book. Her next partnership with illustrator Steve Jenkins is Woodpecker Wham! (May, 2015) www.aprilsayre.com