Rain, Rain, Go Away


Everyone wants to go out and play! But the rain is making that hard to do. Sing along as this family imagines what they’d rather be doing outside on a nice sunny day. This hardcover library bound book comes with CD and online music access.

Author Steven Anderson
Illustrated by Misa Saburi
Music Arranged & Produced by Musical Youth Productions

Hardcover $33.99 list / $25.49 s/l

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Series: Tangled Tunes | View more titles in this series
  • Text set to music
  • CD/web access to song
  • Reinforced library binding
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Glossary
  • Critical Thinking Activities
  • Read More Resources
  • Sheet Music for Each Song
Reading Level Grade: 1-3
Reading Level Age: 6-8
Interest Level Grade: PreK-3
Interest Level Age: 3-8
Hardcover: $33.99 list / $25.49 s/l
Trim Size: 11 x 9
Pages: 24
ISBN: 978-1-63290-360-0
Music Instrumentation: nylon string guitar, upright bass, drums, percussion, keyboard
Music Fun Facts:
Teach children the clave rhythm, the fundamental underlying rhythm in all Latin Music (2/3 or 3/2 clave). You could also explore the history of the bossa nova and its Brazilian origin, the composer Jobim, and Brazilian culture in general. The whistling adds a lighthearted touch to this song, and children might try to whistle along. Research Brazilian percussion instruments, many of which children might enjoy making. Originally a English nursery rhyme, this song refers to the rivalry between England and Spain in the sixteenth century. Spain's ships were defeated by the British, in part due to a storm.
"Another book CD combo set from the Tangled Tunes series that is also very highly recommended is 'Rain, Rain, Go Away (978632903600, $25.49),' by Steven Anderson, illustrated by Misa Saburi. This book introduces that familiar nursery rhyme song as follows: 'On rainy days you get stuck inside. You can't go out to play. And there are so many fun things to do outside. Sometimes, don't you wish you could tell the rain to go away and it would? To try doing that, turn the page and sing along!' Contrasting sunny and rainy paintings compare the day's different moods and activities, including mother, father, brother, sister, friends, and pets. 'Rain, Rain, Go Away' ends with a page of complete song lyrics, a vocal piano song score, an accompanying CD performance of the song, guided reading activities, and a To Learn More section listing related books for children ages 3-8." ~ Midwest Book Review's MBR: Book Watch, May 2016