My Rainy Day Rocket Ship by Markette Sheppard, Illustrated by Charly Palmer [CeCe’s Book Review]

My Rainy Day Rocket ShipMy Rainy Day Rocket Ship by Markette Sheppard
Published: May 2020
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imaginative, creative rainy day fun at its best. You may be stuck inside but that doesn’t mean you can’t still explore the world around you by turning the everyday things in your home into something magical. That’s exactly what this little boy does and it makes me think of the creative brilliance that I saw in our students while we were all in quarantine during remote learning as we closed out the 2019-2020 school year. It’s a gift to be able to turn what feels like a dull day into extraordinary moments of joy.

Markette Sheppard is an Emmy award-winning journalist and author. I enjoyed getting to know her work through this book. I also appreciated Charly Palmer’s artwork throughout, especially the depiction of the dad. His paintings were as colorful and imaginative as our main character’s creative play. I would recommend this book for K-2.

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