This is a super fun read-aloud picture book about playing in the rain with your friends. Bear, Moose, Rabbit, and Badger all have to find a way to make the best of the weather outside and the toys that they have.
Soaked had excellent illustrations and amusing vocabulary and a soggy ice cream cone.
- Chris— From Singular September Staff Picks
A Hula-Hooping moose, a badger with a bumblebee umbrella, a rabbit in a cashmere sweater, and a very wet bear star in this unpredictable and laugh-out-loud picture book in which having fun gets the best of a grumpy bear.
It looks like a wet and dreary day for Bear and his trio of friends. How could he possibly have fun when he is soaked? But Badger, Rabbit, and Moose don't seem to mind. In fact, Moose can still hula hoop! And it looks like so much fun. Might Bear like to try?
Here is a story that shows that fun is not dependent on sunshine and blue skies. In fact, it might be more fun to be soaked!
About the Author
Abi Cushman has loved drawing and painting since she was a child. She studied art and art history at Tufts University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the University of Melbourne in Australia. She now lives on the coast of Connecticut with her husband and two children. Please visit her at abicushman.com
"Visually elegant and character-driven to the hilt, this book makes the familiar make-lemonade story feel as fresh as the outdoors after a summer shower." —Publishers Weekly
“Sometimes we just need pure fun, and this book is it. Awesome!” —Top Ten, Summer 2020 Kids' Indie Next List, American Booksellers Association
"A charming and good-humored reminder that a little rain can’t truly spoil the merriment." —Kirkus Reviews
" . . . a great story about finding joy in the moment, whatever it might be, and learning to let go of your expectations. A sure hit for any kind of weather, and every kind of story hour." --School Library Journal