Thursday, November 19, 2020

"A Beary Rainy Day" - a bookwrap



Meet Wallow the Bear.  When it rains he gets sad and upset. He doesn't like the rain one little bit... then one day his whole attitude changes.  Mmmmmm... why?  This is his story!  


A Beary Rainy Day

by Adam Ciccio author, Emilie Timmermans (Illustrator)


* Ages:  3-8

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  32 pages

* Publisher:  Clavis

* Pub. Date:  April 6, 2021

* Reading Level:  5-10 years

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

Wallow the Bear lives deep in the woods and when it rains he is not a happy camper.  He gets sad and depressed and hunkers down in his bed in his cave and wishes the rainy day would go away.  One particular extremely soggy day he hears splashing and giggling coming from outside.  Now whoever could that be?  Wallow hears euphoric sounds and someone having an amazing time while gallivanting around in this stormy weather. 

His curiosity gets the best of him and he takes it upon himself to find out just who the culprit is.  He discovers that his friend, Little Cub, is having the time of his life playing, dancing, laughing and embracing all that the rainy day has to offer.  He's having a splashy blast!  Little Cub encourages Wallow to join in with him and Wallow agrees.  The duo have the best time ever!  Who ever thought that being one with the rain could be such a fantastic adventure!  

The illustrations are very well done and the emotions they invoke bonds you to the text.  The message of this sweet story evokes positive thinking and encourages readers to turn that frown upside down.  I highly recommend this book!  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

Adam Ciccio (1983 - ) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Savannah, Georgia during his teen and young adult years. He graduated from St. Andrew's Preparatory School (Savannah, GA) in 2002. Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) in 2006. He then pursued a Master of Science in Psychological Counseling at Salem State University (Salem, MA), graduating in 2012. Adam owns and operates a mental health private practice for children andadults in Marblehead, Massachusetts, the same town where he currently resides. Adam's first book, "Anxious Andy," (Lulu Press, 2018) was developed as an introductory for parents and teachers to discuss the emotion of anxiety with children in early childhood, helping with early intervention of anxiety disorders. "Macie's Mirror" (Clavis, 2019), a story about a little girl breaking free of her own fixation of popularity and self-image, was inspired by Adam's first-born daughter, Charlotte.

About the Illustrator

Emilie Timmermans is a Belgium based artist working for children's books, comics, visual development for animation, and 2D animator. She also works as a 2D animator for Cartoon Network among others.

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