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My Rainy Day Rocket Ship
Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

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My Rainy Day Rocket Ship
Author(s): Markette Sheppard

Rainy summer days are no match for a little astronaut who builds the perfect rocket ship for an indoor space adventure to another galaxy, where the sky is his only limit!

A stormy afternoon and an order from Mom to stay inside are no match for this little dreamer, who uses everyday household items—a rocket chair, a cardboard box, an old dish rag, and a super-duper imagination—to whip up a trip around the universe he won’t soon forget.

My Rainy Day Rocket Ship is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the imagination of Black boys who use their beautiful minds to transform the mundane into the extraordinary, dream out loud, and boldly go where their sky is the only limit.

"The illustrations love this black family, highlighting the glow of their skin and luxuriating in the narrator's abundant, textured curls. The lavish application of paint—broader than in most picture books—means this will show especially well in a group setting. Rhythmic storytelling and gorgeous illustrations make this a delight." - Kirkus 
"Boredom is the mother of invention in this playful story. Using rhyming and near-rhyming text, Sheppard tells the story of a young boy who plans an imaginary voyage to outer space. His fond parents come to cheer on the launch, and then it’s off to bed for the little one. The verse brims with childlike enthusiasm...Thick expressionist lines and swirls in Palmer’s illustrations create a lively effect, particularly in images of the boy, who has dark skin, and his family." - School Library Journal 

ISBN:  9781534461772