Though the uplifting rhymes and profound messages of acceptance, respect and understanding, author Brian D. McClure educates and entertains children, parents and grandparents in the adventurous journey of The Raindrop. In this story, The Raindrop experiences many emotions as it travels from feelings of uselessness to the discovery of its importance and Interdependence of aThough the uplifting rhymes and profound messages of acceptance, respect and understanding, author Brian D. McClure educates and entertains children, parents and grandparents in the adventurous journey of The Raindrop. In this story, The Raindrop experiences many emotions as it travels from feelings of uselessness to the discovery of its importance and Interdependence of all things big and small. The Raindrop like the other seven books in The Brian D. McClure Children's book series offer universal life lessons that empower and educate the whole family....
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The Raindrop Reviews
Brian is a wonderful storyteller. I really liked this book. It's well written and very entertaining. The little raindrop has quite a personality that you will love from the start. The large, colorful illustrations by Buddy Plumlee capture the storyline well.This hardcover children's book begins with The Raindrop questioning his worth and purpose to the Cloud. As he's falling through the sky, repeating "I am smaller than small, I am no use at all", well these words remind me of a Max Lucado children's book, Tallest of Smalls. Have you read that one?What I find so cool is that an author can take a familiar storyline and change it with his vision and perspective and I think that's a marvelous writing tip. In this case, Brian's book is unique and stands on its own with a great lesson science lesson on H20 plus I feel that the heart of this book empowers children to know that they're loved and have a purpose in the bigger picture of things called life. (family)The story moves along with all the trees crying out for rain and this certainly is a call uttered by many farmers where I live in Southern California! All at once the drops answer the call except the Raindrop is still caught up in thinking about his own purpose. Here is where I like how the author provides a conflict for the main character to solve. And then the plot goes deeper and I like that, too.This real cute kids book sends a great lessons about our water system for children of ages 4-8. There is much freedom in discovering your purpose and we find out later on in the story that the Raindrop realizes he is part of the water system. I especially like this part of the story: "Some of the raindrop became hydrogen, some of it became oxygen, and some of it became corn. Through the wonderful process of energy, the Raindrop changed form."The story doesn't end there but I encourage you to purchase this cute book for inspiration and encouragement. Great overall message with everyone having their unique gifted-ness. **** 1/2 stars!The author's dedication page is priceless... thank you!
Let me start off by thinking Brian for dedicating this book to all of us. I always read the dedication page in every book I read it because I love to see who the author dedicates their book to and why. I have to say I think this is the first book I have came across that has dedicated his book to us " My dedication is to you, in honor of the great gifts you bring to our world! Thank you for who you are! Brian"I really liked this book and so did my daughter. I believe this will be a very useful learning tool for her when she is at the reading age she can learn from what she is reading. I really like that in a childrens book. when choosing a book for her I choose books that will educate her as well as being fun for her to read. I believe this is one of those books.This tells about the water system and the roll that one single raindrop can play. With the colorful pages and the way the story was written my child was able to keep focused and as she gets older she will enjoy reading and learning how important just one raindrop or just one person can be in this big world of ours.The author has done a great job in bringing us threw the journey that 1 single rain drop goes threw from the start to finish with out all of the technical part of it. This way children can learn and understand the proses and learn that no matter how small you are you do make a difference even if you think "I am just a raindrop; I am smaller than small. What am I doing here? I have no use at all"*I reviewed this book as a virtual book tour for pump up you book*
This book is about the water cycle but it has taken out some of the science and made it more personal by following one raindrop on his journey. To make it even more interesting this raindrop starts the story thinking he is too small to be any good and that he will never amount to anything or matter to anyone. From the cloud, through the ground, into the underground water, up through a hose, into the ground, through a corn plant and then back into a cloud we follow the same drop. As he goes he learns that he matters and that we all matter. We are all part of the cycle and everything matters in the big picture. I liked this message because it shows children that even though they are small and still learning, they matter as we all matter, and the world would lose some of it’s brightness without them. Seeing the interconnectedness is a good lesson for children, and one that many adults have forgotten as well! Along with the oneness the author is focused on the science is all there as well, with the water cycle and the drop breaking up when used by the corn and put back together when the oxygen and two hydrogen meet back up in the cloud. I received this book from PUMP UP YOUR BOOK PROMOTION VIRTUAL BOOK TOURS for review purposes
This book is about a raindrop that begins in the clouds thinking it has no purpose and then is shown going through the water cycle and learning that it does have a purpose. I thought this book was great. I read this book to my two younger boys one is 5 and the other is 10. Although the 10 year old has learned this in school already he very much enjoyed it and it was a good learning tool for the 5 year old. The rhyming of the book is very catchy and I think is very useful in keeping their attention as well as the wonderful pictures in this book. Both of the boys really liked looking at the pictures which go very well with this story.It is well written and is a very informative book which taught the boys the water cycle without them realizing they were learning something. I liked that and I really liked the fact that it teaches them a lesson that you are important and you do have a purpose. Everything has a purpose you just might not know exactly what it is until you get to the end of the cycle.
From the kids' POV:They liked the story and the "pictures." It kept their interest, and my 7 year old liked the fact that it was also about the water cycle that they've studied in school.Mom's POV:I liked this one...it reflected Mr. McClure's writing style which emphasizes a common theme. That theme being that we are all connected.Not only is this a GREAT way to easily teach your child about the water cycle, it also shows how we must all work together. The book taught a great lesson about how we may be small and feel unimportant, but we are all significant in the big picture.Overall, I thought this one was awesome!
These stories were very cute, the illustrations were wonderful, and parts of them had great messages for kids about bullying, being on earth for a reason, and responsibility. However the philosophy behind them is all wrong. The philosophy consists of “oneness with everything” and “made of the same energy” and “we are Divine presence,” and “we are truth” and “Makes no difference the religion”. It is a worldly viewpoint, and I do not come from that viewpoint. Again, there some great messages in these books, but I personally won’t be sharing them with the children in my life because of the strength of the new-age views that shine through.