Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the listless vines, the crackling dry path, the broiling alleyway and her sagging mama, is a good, soaking rainstorm. "Come on, rain!" she whispers into the endless summer heat. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everyone and everything spring to life.
Common Core Alignment:
RL.1.4. Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
RL.K.6. With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
(a) beautifully rendered adaptation. Highly recommended." - Video Librarian
Tess's soft whisper of 'come on, rain' soon turns into a joyful dance as the rain DOES come, accompanied by Jerry Dale McFadden's swing music." - ALA Notable Video Committee