The Rain Came Down

The Rain Came Down

David Shannon / Jan 20, 2020

The Rain Came Down In this simple funny picture book Caldecott Honor Artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour Once upon a sunny day the sky clouded over and the rain came down The

  • Title: The Rain Came Down
  • Author: David Shannon
  • ISBN: 9780439050210
  • Page: 230
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this simple, funny picture book, Caldecott Honor Artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell, and still, the rain came down.As one noisy event leads to another, the house painIn this simple, funny picture book, Caldecott Honor Artist David Shannon captures the chaos that follows an unexpected downpour Once upon a sunny day, the sky clouded over, and the rain came down The chickens squawked, the dog barked, the baby cried, the traffic snarled, the groceries fell, and still, the rain came down.As one noisy event leads to another, the house painter accidentally bonks the barber with his can of paint, and the baker mistakenly pokes the pizza man with his umbrella Soon the whole block is honking, bickering, and yelling and thene rain stops.The sun comes out, and one by one, each character ends up smiling and helping someone else Here is an engaging story that will brighten the day of any reader rain or shine.

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    About "David Shannon"

      • David Shannon

        David Shannon is the author and illustrator of many highly praised books for children Born in Washington, D.C he grew up in Spokane, Washington He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, with a fine arts degree, and then moved to New York City His editorial illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, Time, and Rolling Stone, and his artwork has appeared on numerous book jackets Shannon is a passionate baseball fan and softball player He and his wife now live in Los Angeles.David Shannon


    571 Comments

    1. We all know that bad weather can make the happiest people change moods rather quickly. This book explores how easily moods can change and be altered by the arrival of one thing- rain clouds. I was drawn to this book because I have enjoyed David Shannon's other books and illustrations. The Rain Came Down offers the same realistic, yet cheery pictures that really make the story pop. The interlocking chain of events begins because the animals are startled by the commotion of the rain. This sets of [...]


    2. Not one our favorite David Shannon books, but not without some merit. The pictures are lively and detailed with so much going on, my preschoolers couldn't get enough of looking at them. My 5 yr old saw where the story was going and couldn't keep his seat he was so excited to give it away. Whatever the story, Shannon is great at capturing the hearts and interest of young ones.


    3. Beautiful and vivid illustration create the growing excitement of cause and effect to sheer panic of an out of control situation. The Rain Came Down is a wonderful gem of a book where everyone is affected by the drenching rain. Cars stop, horns honk, food is not delivered, leaks ruin cakes, fights start, all because people are obsessing about the weather. Police come and while attempting to unravel the snarled mess, the sun arrives and rescues the mob of malcontents. Peace is restored and we lea [...]


    4. I can honestly say that I am one of those people who gets very grumpy and mean on rainy days because the rain makes everything wet and dirty and I don't like that. This book is about how a rainy day causes chaos in a town. When the rain stops everyone is nice to one another. Students can have a discussion about how they feel when it rains outside and how they feel when it is sunny. The way in which Shannon wrote this story was pretty neat. He started out with one mood and switched to another by [...]


    5. This book was a great chain of events book. When the rain starts coming down, a negative, spiraling chain of events starts to happen, with one bad thing happening after another. But, all of a sudden, the rain stops and the sun comes out, and a positive chain of events of good things starts to happen.


    6. Rain started pouring down in a small town causing havoc. A chain reaction of problems occurred that started with chickens squawking, a dog, barking, a baby crying, a mother yelling and so on. Since it started raining things around town had been going wrong. Overall, people were in grumpy moods leading to arguments between shop owners and children. In an instant the rain stopped and the clouds disappeared. A large rainbow fell over the town. People stopped what they were doing and decided that it [...]


    7. The Rain Came Down, by David Shannon, was about the rain falling down all day on all the things during the day, and finally the sun coming out! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I think it was very relatable and depending on the character that was being highlighted, it allowed the reader to feel a connection between them. The story was very well rounded because any age reader who reads through this story will be able to relate to the storyline. This book taught us that the weather outside [...]


    8. This brilliantly illustrated graphic novel chronicles the havoc a simply rain can cause for the unfortunate people of one small town. The book has a tremendous amount of characters who vary in sex, age, and ethnicity, and character. Pre-kindergarten and primary students would enjoy this book for the colorful, action-packed images that will entertain vivid discussions and speculations from reluctant or beginning readers.


    9. The Rain Came Down explains all the problems that arise in a town when it starts to rain. However, once the rain stops, the people begin to realize the beautiful day that the rain brought with it. This story could be used to teach children about silver linings and how to find the good in a bad situation.


    10. Ages: 4 - 8#spring #rain**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website: The Book Radar.


    11. Great book. You should read it if you have 4-6 year olds. the illustrations are ah-mazingand a great lesson about just turning one part of your day without it being a "pollyanna" tale


    12. A rainy day creates bedlam and bad moods, but what a difference when the sun comes out. A cause and effect story with a peaceful ending. Great illustrations.


    13. I enjoyed the "No, David" books much more than this one, but it does give a good snapshot of life in a community.


    14. It was a really good book because it showed all the people who were mad because of the rain, but when the rain stopped, they all became more caring.


    15. In The Rain Came Down, the story is more so about a series of events being affected by the weather. It's kind of like a chain. More and more people begin to argue because one thing leads to another. The main conflict is really just the fact that everyone is arguing and that the town is being disturbed by the negativity. A policeman came by someone's house when he first heard a lot of noise. While he is in the house checking to see what the ruckus is all about, a lot of the story is being told. T [...]


    16. Rain can really put a damper on someone's day and this book does a terrific job depicting that. A domino effect of accidents causes an entire neighborhood to grow in frustration and anger with one another when the downpour of rain keeps coming down. Dogs are barking, car horns are beeping, and people are shouting when suddenly, the sun comes out and the rain stops. With the smell of fresh air everyone realizes that it's too nice of a day to argue and change their negative attitudes into positive [...]


    17. This book starts out with a day where it starts to rain. Basically everything in the little town goes into chaos, and it is all a domino effect. When it is raining everyone get grumpy and begins to blame each other. The traffic is at a halt, and everyone is starting to get anxious. Things start to go downhill, when all of the sudden the sun comes out. Right when the sun comes out everyone realizes what a beautiful day it is and questions why they should be fighting. They all begin to get along a [...]


    18. It was a rainy day and everyone was having a bad day. The chickens were squawking, the cats were yowling, and the dogs were barking. The husband and wife were inside yelling, the police man blocked the road, those behind him were honking, yelling, and arguing. The owner of the parlor shop and the barber were arguing and the bakery man and and pizza man joined in. All the fruits rolled down the sidewalk. But still the rain came down. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the sun came springing up and so did [...]


    19. As I was completing my author study on David Shannon, I thought this book was quite unique and very different from any other book Shannon had previously written. This book was obviously written for an older audience. Humorous illustrations are more somber. David Shannon’s use of color adds a more realistic touch throughout entire story.This book portrays a series of people in the community including: an entire family and their dog, chickens, taxi driver, store owner, baker, painter, beauty par [...]


    20. The Rain Came Down is a book about how rain causes unexpected things to happen. It starts on a Sunday and the clouds soon begin to dispense rain. The rain causes a chain of events to happen all over a town. Some situations are humorous while others are more serious. The front cover of the book caused me to pick up the book and make me want to read it. The cover shows fire behind a screaming and scared boy, a chicken, and cat. This made me wonder how they were all related to rain. You will not b [...]


    21. In the book The Rain Came Down by David Shannon, a rainy day causes a chain of events of that leads to everyone being in a bad mood. The rain causes the chickens to squawk, which causes the cat to yowl at the chickens, which causes the dog to bark at the catThis continues until it seems everyone in town is affected in some way. When the sun comes back and cheers up the townspeople, the chain of events is reversed. Primary children will enjoy making prediction about the chain of events when readi [...]


    22. The Rain Came down is a cute short story about raindrops that produce bad moods that eventually fade with the clear sunny sky. The book goes through a sequence of events, for example it talks about how a man yelled at his dog and the dog barked back louder at the man and then it talks about how the rain still came down. This type of sequence happens over and over again with the different people and animals in the small town. Shannon then gives a birds eye view of the whole scene and then ends wi [...]


    23. I have mixed feelings about this book. My 3 yo is really enjoying David Shannon's books right now and wants to hear all of the David books over and over, as well as Good Boy, Fergus. So when I saw this one, I decided to give it a try. I love the illustrations and it held my 3 yo daughter's attention. I liked the ending. I recognize that weather can impact mood.but felt that maybe it was taken too far in this book rain can just as easily bring a sense of wonder and gratitude as anger, frustration [...]


    24. The Rain came down is about how people are all sad and moody when it’s raining outside. In the book you see the family and children of a town being mean and yelling at each other when the sky is grey and full of clouds. It also showed the different sounds of animals and the sounds of people in real life situation. It was very realistic and interesting to listen too. It than shows the weather turning to sunny without a cloud in sight. This in turn shows the people of the town all respecting eac [...]


    25. This simple picture book tells the story of a town who goes into chaos when it starts to downpour rain. Groceries start to fall, dogs start to bark, babies start to cry, and all in all, everything is a complete disaster. When the rain starts to fall, different characters (the painter, the pizza man, the barber, etc.) start to poke, nudge, and bug one another. However, the rain stops. And, when the rain stops everyone realizes how beautiful the day has become. The sun is out, and everything else [...]


    26. The book The Rain Came Down is about a day when it started raining and everything in the town goes crazy. Eventually the rain stops and people become happier and things around the town turn back to normal. It is a very fun book that shows no matter what happens eventually it will get better and things will be okay. The illustrations are what made this book really good. They enhance the text and support what is trying to be told by the story. This is a good book to use in for a fun lesson in the [...]


    27. This book starts out with a day where it starts to rain. Everything in the little town goes into chaos, and it is all a domino effect. When it is raining everyone gets grumpy and begins to blame each other. The traffic is at a halt, and everyone is starting to get anxious. Things start to go downhill, when all of the sudden the sun comes out. Right when the sun comes out everyone realizes what a beautiful day it is and questions why they should be fighting. They all begin to get along and help e [...]


    28. "The Rain Came Down" explains all the problems that arise in a town when it starts to rain. However, once the rain stops, the people begin to realize the beautiful day that the rain brought with it. It briefly covers the problems that arise in the lives of a few individual characters because of the rain, and then shows the alternate result of these problems when these individuals choose to change their outlook. This book is different from David Shannon's David books in its more detailed text, bu [...]


    29. This is a cute little story the follows a town on a suddenly rainy day. David Shannon takes us on a all too common bad day where everything goes from bad to worst. The communities mood fall with the rain and it's not until the sun returns do people get their smiles back. The illustration are quite well done and children will want to look at it again and again.I'd use this book for more of a social aspect than curricular. It would be good to read on a rainy day or when a few of your students just [...]


    30. This is an excellent book to use with kids in grades 1-2 to show cause and effect. The book starts with the the rain starting to fall. The rain makes the chickens squawk, which makes the dog bark, which makes the man yell and so on. There are many different cause and effect activities that could be done. For example, with my second grade class, we are going to make a small flip book where the students will choose three examples from the story, and then draw each cause on one side of the paper. T [...]


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