The Biggest Puddle in the World

The Biggest Puddle in the World

Written by: Lee, Mark
Illustrated by: Dion, Nathalie
ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2

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Sarah and Charlie hunt down the biggest puddle in the world with their grandfather in this fun introduction to the water cycle, perfect for young readers.

When Sarah and her younger brother Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. “Where does the rain come from?” Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining.

When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!

Mark Lee’s lively story is an introduction to the water cycle for young readers. Nathalie Dion’s soft illustrations show the fun, loving relationship between Big T., Sarah and Charlie.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Sarah and Charlie hunt down the biggest puddle in the world with their grandfather in this fun introduction to the water cycle, perfect for young readers.

When Sarah and her younger brother Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. “Where does the rain come from?” Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining.

When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!

Mark Lee’s lively story is an introduction to the water cycle for young readers. Nathalie Dion’s soft illustrations show the fun, loving relationship between Big T., Sarah and Charlie.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Mar 1, 2019
Specifications 36 pages | 10.5 in x 8.5 in
Written By

MARK LEE has been a writer for the past forty years, working as a journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and children’s book author. His children’s books include 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus, and the forthcoming My Best Friend Is a Goldfish, illustrated by Chris Jevons. Mark lives in New York City and likes to fly kites in Central Park.

Illustrated by

Nathalie Dion is an illustrator living in Montreal who studied Design Arts at Concordia University. Her other children’s books include I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree by Jean E. Pendziwol, The Biggest Puddle in the World by Mark Lee and What’s in Your Purse? by Abigail Samoun. Nathalie has received a number of awards for her illustration and has exhibited her work in Montreal galleries.

Written By

MARK LEE has been a writer for the past forty years, working as a journalist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist and children’s book author. His children’s books include 20 Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus, and the forthcoming My Best Friend Is a Goldfish, illustrated by Chris Jevons. Mark lives in New York City and likes to fly kites in Central Park.

Illustrated by

Nathalie Dion is an illustrator living in Montreal who studied Design Arts at Concordia University. Her other children’s books include I Found Hope in a Cherry Tree by Jean E. Pendziwol, The Biggest Puddle in the World by Mark Lee and What’s in Your Purse? by Abigail Samoun. Nathalie has received a number of awards for her illustration and has exhibited her work in Montreal galleries.

Audience ages 4 to 7 / grades K to 2
Reading Levels Guided Reading M
Fountas & Pinnel Text Level M
Lexile AD570L
Common Core CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4

“The text is gentle and sweet . . . . Familial love, nature appreciation, and a bit of natural science.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This lovely book honors the relationship between children and grandparents and encourages reverence for the natural environment.” —School Library Journal

“Lee’s story, with short but rhythmic sentences, and Dion’s illustrations are so effective, they instantly evoke the sound and smells of nature after a storm. Young readers will enjoy this story of two siblings learning about the natural world from their grandparents.” —CM Reviews