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Cinnamon & the April Shower (Solomon Raven)

3.08  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
It's spring! The forest is full of newborn animals and plants. An April shower frightens Cinnamon, her new cub, and their woodland friends. Solomon Raven explains the importance of rain for animal and forest survival.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Raven Tree Press (first published June 5th 2003)
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Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classic
Spring is finally coming to the forest where many of Amy Johnson's books are set. Also a April shower/storm is coming and the animals have to prepare. Beautifully illustrated and told in two languages English and Spanish.
Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
This bi-lingual book appears mis-titled as it recounts the flight of Solomon Raven as he visits all his friends returning or waking up for the spring and later warning them of a spring downpour. best used as picture walk through spring.
Solomon the Raven spends an April spring day flying around to check up on the baby animals of the forest. Cinnamon Bear introduces her new cub to him, and he also checks up on Pearl Squirrel and the Cardinal family. Back at his tree, Solomon notices a storm coming, and rushes to warn the busy animal families. After everyone is safe, Solomon and Cinnamon discuss how even though storms are scary, the rain helps the earth in many ways. [return][return]This story takes a long time to unfold for a pi ...more
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
The true test of a picture book is whether my 22-month old is interested. Well, this book didn't make the cut. If she likes a book, she requests it to be re-read many times. This one was put aside after the first read. As for me, I found the illustrations too dark, and the animals verged on being cartoon-like. The title of the book is confusing, as the story was more about the raven than the bear. The message of the book about the importance of rain is a fine one, but overall the book lacks a co ...more
Jan 31, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is another good story in the Solomon Raven series. Our girls enjoyed watching this book read aloud on the "Tumblebooks" online audiobook site (, which is available for free as one of the online resources from our local library.
Bilingual with a very positive message. Loved the illustrations that accompany the text, the animals are so cute! Great character-building discussions about sounding alarms, listening to warnings, etc.

children, raven, characterbuilding.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: faith
This book wasn't that great. The illustrations are dark, and there isn't really a point to it.
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