Monsoon Get out your umbrellas Children play birds call and grownups go about their business during the hot days of summer in northern India But in the bustle of street and marketplace everyone is watching

  • Title: Monsoon
  • Author: Uma Krishnaswami Jamel Akib
  • ISBN: 9780374350154
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Get out your umbrellas Children play, birds call, and grownups go about their business during the hot days of summer in northern India But in the bustle of street and marketplace, everyone is watching, waiting for those magical clouds to bring their gift of rain to the land Through the observations of one young girl, the scents and sounds, the dazzling colors, and the brGet out your umbrellas Children play, birds call, and grownups go about their business during the hot days of summer in northern India But in the bustle of street and marketplace, everyone is watching, waiting for those magical clouds to bring their gift of rain to the land Through the observations of one young girl, the scents and sounds, the dazzling colors, and the breathless anticipation of a parched cityscape are vividly evoked during the final days before the welcome arrival of the monsoon.Rhythmic prose and vivid chalk pastels flood the senses and take the reader on a tour of diverse urban India.

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    1. I learned so much from this children’s picture book. I’d always thought of monsoons as unwanted weather events, and yes, they can do damage and those affected do feel some fear about them, but without the rains they bring, the crops would fail and there would be no food, so they’re also anticipated and welcomed.This especially beautifully written story is about a young girl and her family, who live in Northern India, in the time right before a monsoon season is expected. The story has a lo [...]

    2. This was such an atmospheric book, full of expectancy and tenseness, as a young girl and her family await the coming of the monsoon rains to wash away the heat of the long summer. The descriptions and pictures of life in an city in India made me want to visit there. I also loved the illustrations, especially the beautifully expressive cover picture and the picture on the penultimate spread, where the young girl raises her hands in joy to welcome the rain. I got the sense that the monsoon rains a [...]

    3. 4 stars for story5 stars for its poetic languageA cultural story about a girl anticipating the arrival of the monsoon. Informative fiction with a short glossary list of Hindi words in the front of the book and a full page of back matter of information about the monsoon.

    4. The multicultural book, "Monsoon" by Uma Krishnaswami is a beautifully written story. The book takes place in Northern India where a young girl describes what it is like in her city/town to prepare for the monsoon. In her home area, they appreciate the monsoon and have a large respect for it. They know it will was the dust away and create water for crops and dry land. I personally loved this book. It was so interesting to go on a journey with the character and to see what they see through wonder [...]

    5. Global warming is a topic that I believe is necessary to consider while teaching the next generations. Sustainability, current environmental problems as well as future environmental predictions, and the relationship between nature and human should all be considered while teaching so that students may be familiar with these topics throughout their life. All cultures, all around the world are facing these issues and will continue to face these issues together. Monsoon is a beautifully illustrated [...]

    6. The Monsoon is a book about a family in India, narrated by the daughter. The family and city prepare and wait for the Monsoon season to begin. The Monsoon is the season of rain in India. This book is a helpful resource for a Literacy teacher as there are lots of rhyming words throughout the text. The illustrations show life in India, the market, and a household as they prepare for the yearly rains. The book brings context to culture differences and can be used interactively to discuss seasons, l [...]

    7. The book represents settings in India very well. The illustrations depict buildings and posters covered with language spoken in India. One thing I liked about the books is that it uses two or three words like Neem tree to describe the setting and the words are relevant to the culture in India. The characters in this book aren't fully developed because the book focuses more on describing the atmosphere before a monsoon hits the main characters town. The main characters feelings and thoughts are w [...]

    8. This book is written about India by Uma Krishnaswami for younger children. The people wait for the rain to come to their very dry city. The girl's mother worries about the floods, but a bigger worry would be if the rains never came at all. The details are specific. Lines like, "like a crocodile crouching snap-jawed" lend themselves to lessons on literary devices like similes and metaphors.Categories:MonsoonsRain and rainfallanticipation worryAuthor website:umakrishnaswami/

    9. A picture book written in first-person is a rarity and the style works well for this book. There is a palpable sense of growing excitement, tinged with anxiety, as the neighborhood waits for the monsoons. Having grown up in India, the atmosphere rings true. However, it is the artwork that must be given the lion's share of the praise. Beautifully textured scenes from a typical community in Northern India have carefully researched detail and a very authentic feel. A superb book to introduce young [...]

    10. Author: Uma KrishnaswamiIllustrator: Jamel AkibPublisher: Farrar Straus GirouxGenre: Picture BookSummary: Follows the daily activities of a girl in Northern India as she and the rest of the city await the coming of Monsoon season. Response: I liked the illustrations, they were very vibrant. I think this would be a good book to introduce the relationship between climate and agriculture. Theme/Concept/Connection: Monsoon, Climate

    11. Monsoon is a story that tells us that do not experience this weather phenomenon, how the storm affects the lives and livelihood of the people. With rich, expressive illustrations and descriptive text, Jamel Akib and Uma Krishnamswami paint a picture that is hard to forget, yet easy to visualize.

    12. This story weaves teaching information about the monsoon with the primary narrative of the little girl narrator and her surrounding community waiting for the monsoon.I appreciate the depiction of modern city life in India, with women wearing saris and cows in the streets and other more subtle indicators of India but not wholly Other for e.g. white USian/European readers.

    13. Our 2nd grade did an author study on Krishnaswami and the students truly enjoyed her writing style and the accompanying illustrations. During and after reading this book, we were able to talk about weather and climate around the world, and why some people value rainfall and others complain about it. Students insight and knowledge really comes out when they hear a striking story.

    14. This story takes place in India, where a young girl is waiting for the monsoon rains to come. The reader gets to see beautiful illustration from an Indian town and learn about the monsoon rains. This story could be used to integrate science, while talking about weather, or with social studies, while talking about Indian culture.

    15. Who remembers learning about Asian countries when they were younger? I don't, and most of my friends agree with me as well. I came across this book doing a text set for my classroom and found it really interesting. It brings me to an understanding that even though the economy and environment is desperate, the hopes of the people are still high, and together a lot of things can be accomplished.

    16. The story of a girl in India waiting for a monsoon. The illustrations are beautiful, colorful, and have the kind of detail that makes them fun to look at over and over again. The writing is full of detailed imagery and poetic description, giving the book a really powerful sense of place.

    17. Nice story of a child's anticipation of the impending monsoon rains in India. Captures beautifully a child's questions about , "When? When?" I especially like the author's note at the end explaining the importance of monsoons.

    18. Gorgeous illustrations tell the story of a young girl waiting for the monsoon season to start in India. The author's note in the back gives a more detailed explanation of the storms, why and where they must occur.

    19. I love that I can read this to my kids here in Arizona since we also have a monsoon season. They will love it! There is an "About the monsoon" section in the back, (that taught me a few new things I wasn't aware of) which is always a bonus for a book like this in the classroom!

    20. Evocative writing that describes the hot, dry weather before the rains come as a young girl in India (and her city) waits for rainy season. Tension builds before at last, the rains arrive. Beautiful illustrations.

    21. Gorgeous illustrations, beautiful figurative language, and an exploration into a different culture- what more can you ask for?

    22. Good book about Monsoons in India and how people look forward to them. My 2.5 year old was interested for awhile, but got bored quickly.

    23. It is a hot day in India and everyone is watching and waiting for the monsoon rains. It is a good glimpse inro the culture and weather in India

    24. (K-Gr 3)With stunningly beautiful illustration, really captures all the moods and emotions conjured up as everyone waits for the monsoon to arrive.

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