Duck and Hippo in The Rainstorm by Jonathon London
Illustrated by Andrew Joyner
This sweet story is from the author of the beloved Froggy stories, a mainstay through my son’s early reader years. Duck comes to visit her friend Hippo and they are off on a walk in a rainstorm. They are sharing, or at least trying to share Duck’s umbrella. Their friendship survives the adventures in wind and rain and with a second book is due out this summer, their friendship is sure to be a keeper.
The story is fun and kids will enjoy it, but the true gem of this story is the artwork that hearkens back to retro first-grade primers. This is a book both children and their parents are sure to enjoy.