The Raindrop

Children - Picture Book
25 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2023
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Author Biography

As a Cape Cod-based author of several award-winning early chapter books, I have seen my work receive the Golden Wizard Award, Readers' Favorite 5 Star Award, FireBird Book Awards, awards from The BookFest, 5 Star Reviews from, and the Literary Titan Gold Book Award. I write to entertain, educate, and inspire, weaving fun facts into engaging storylines. As a husband and father, I am committed to encouraging children through thoughtfully crafted stories.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

The Raindrop is a children's picture book written by J. B. Auchter and illustrated by Ayan Mansoori. Droplets of water blow in the breeze, joining with others until they eventually form a cloud. Although all the joined droplets drift together through the breeze so happily and freely, the tiniest droplet suggests they somehow find a way to make the people below happy too. Some of the water droplets break free and begin to fall. As one raindrop falls, it finds itself connected to the tail end of a plane that it had not seen approaching, before sliding off and once again resuming its journey down. Its next landing is on a bird, then on a tree, before it continues its journey down onto the mast of a sailboat. Surrounded by the water of the ocean, the raindrop continues down. On top of a wave, the raindrop is soon headed to a beach filled with happy children who delight in diving into the water as the wave approaches. This teaches the raindrop that no matter how small you are, you always have the power to make others happy.

The Raindrop is such a simple story yet here I sit, still grinning from ear to ear. Not only does J. B. Auchter's tale have an educational angle about the weather, but Ayan Mansoori's delightful illustrations give additional joy while reading. Children worldwide may never have given much thought as to where the rain comes from when it falls from the sky, or how clouds are formed. The Raindrop is an educational boost that plants the seeds needed in all young minds about how the weather works and what makes it change. In a time such as now, where climate change is crying out for help, I think J. B. Auchter's story of a tiny raindrop might just be what the doctor ordered. I found The Raindrop to be a great quality read for future generations, and recommend it to children around the world.