Rayne Shines by Bonnie Ferrante

26 Jul

rayneshinesRayne Shines

By Bonnie Ferrante

30 pages – ages 4-7

Published by Single Drop Publishing on March 3, 2014

The Grays don’t have that much fun. They don’t enjoy anything they do. Rayne Gray, the youngest, was bored with her toys, grossed out by the food at the restaurant, and acted just like her parents who found something wrong with EVERYTHING! Most of all, Rayne couldn’t understand why the new neighbors were so HAPPY. When Sunny, the new frogs’ daughter, invites Rayne to play, Rayne is taught to see life in a new way.

This is a wonderful book with a marvelous message. It tells you that, if you look at life positively, you can enjoy it more or appreciate little things. I like that the Gray family are green frogs, while Sunny’s family are poison dart frogs – extremely colorful! The illustrations were cute, but not my favorite style. The message of the story is so great, I think a lot of kids and adult will love it.  The book is perfect for kindergarteners. It helps them understand the message in a subtle way.

I give this four out of five bookworms!fourbooks

12 Responses to “Rayne Shines by Bonnie Ferrante”

  1. julie rowan zoch July 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm #

    Sounds sweet! I like the word play in the title, too.


  2. Niamh Clune Plum Tree Books July 26, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    A very important book about having a positive attitude. So many people seem spoiled these days when so any in the world have nothing. Great review. Erik.


  3. Genevieve Petrillo July 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    I love that message. Even though my happy face is exactly the same as my worried face, I am a huge positive thinker. Great choice, E.

    Love and licks,


  4. readingwithrhythm July 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    Clever names and great message about being positive! That’s the rule that dogs live by!


  5. LovableLobo July 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    PAWSitively the only way to be! Great review, SuperKid!


  6. Myra GB October 9, 2014 at 7:42 am #

    Is this a board book?


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