School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 4-It's a wet day in the city, with the rain "plum-drum-trum-trum-trumming" onto the streets, buildings, and delighted citizens. Everyone enjoys a break from the heat, relishing indoor activities like reading, cooking, and dancing. Outside, a boy and his father delight in walking through puddles and eating hot soup at a cafe. Soon enough, however, the rain becomes dreary and boring, and the people long for the sun to return. Fortunately for readers, all they have to do is flip the book over, open the cover, and start reading the second story to discover the joys of a warm summer day. Brilliantly colored acrylic illustrations, cleverly rendered from a variety of perspectives, are well matched to the lively onomatopoeic language. A wide variety of characters-all of whom appear in both tales-come alive with only a few lines of text. All in all, this "two-for-one" picture book is thoroughly enjoyable, especially for reading aloud.
Sue Morgan, Tom Kitayama Elementary School, Union City, CA