Lavy's Rainy Day
by Kim Tubbs
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Pub Date 10 May 2022 | Archive Date 29 Jun 2022
When Lavy’s anticipation of fun at the park with Mommy is thwarted by a rainy day, she discovers that a change in plans can be a gift—if she chooses to see it that way.
Lavy’s Rainy Day shows parents and children how a shift in perception can change our emotional state and create positive experiences. Life continuously gives people of all ages challenges that sometimes seem overwhelming. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is an essential skill for being able to handle the ups and downs of daily life and is instrumental in being healthy, happy, and successful. Lavy's Rainy Day helps children develop emotional intelligence by allowing the reader to follow along as Lavy experiences her disappointments, discovers alternatives for a thwarted day, and learns the lesson that when things do not go the way we want, we can still find joy in the experience. Join Lavy as she navigates the world of emotions, relationships, and self understanding.
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Average rating from 32 members
A sweet story about a little girl who feels sad when the rain ruins her special day at the park with her mom. As the story unfolds, Lavy learns that it's okay to feel sad, but comes to understand that she can still have a special day with her mom even her original plans changed.
I think it's a great book to help children learn to recognize their feelings and learn how to cope with them. I also think it can help children see the silver lining in situations,
The only thing I didn't love about this book is the illustrations. The style wasn't for me, but they are bright and colorful which children will enjoy.
Thank you NetGalley and Indigo River Publishing for the opportunity to read this eARC.
Thank you, Indigo River Publishing, for the advance reading copy.
This story is for me and my future kids I feel! Because this is the exact story for a rainy day with the kids that would happen.
When kids feel bored or anxious feeling that rainy days are such a waste not letting them able to do different other activities they want to do, this book tells exactly how to engage the kids in other fun and fulfilling activities at home.
And I am exactly the kind of parent the book has!
The illustrations are life life and water colurs have never been this expressive!
What a bummer! Lavy's plans of going to the park are ruined. But she and Mama make a rainy day plan of spending time together. Full of activities that a parent and child can do together.
This book was nice. It contained a big message and had lovely illustrations.
It just had a few words that failed to maintain my younger sister's interest.
Thank you Netgallery and the publisher for this ARC!
A lovely story about making the best of things. The illustrations are delightful too. My thanks to NetGalley and publisher for the opportunity to review a digital copy.
This book was adorable and I will absolutely be buying it for my daughter! I loved the fact that it teaches a lesson on how to make the best of everyday and the illustrations were so cute, too, which was a plus! So so good!
A cute story about searching for all of the positive aspects in a situation that feels negative. I wish there had been at least one scenario where she found something to do on her own that could be fun or happy. I think it’s important for parents to help when kids are having a hard time, but also unrealistic for a parent to be providing constant entertainment for the entire day. A sweet story nonetheless.
Lavy's Rainy Day is a sweet story about a girl, Lavy, who is excited about a fun day at the park with Mommy when her plans are thwarted by a rainy day. Her mother challenges her to find the gift in the day as they build a blanket fort and have a tea party. Lavy discovers that a good or bad day is all about perspective and a change in plans can bring wonderful gifts. Full of colorful images this story reminds readers to see the positives in life.
Special thanks to Netgalley for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
What a very sweet book about making the best of a bad situation. After a trip to the park is cancelled because of the rain, Lavy and her mother have a day at home with lots of different experiences. This story has a good message that as long as there's love, you will enjoy your time. The illustrations were okay, I think the ones of Lavy were a little too realistic for me.
This is such a beautiful book that's going to be a staple in many households bookshelves. Lavy really does see that looking at things in a different light can turn even the sad things into something positive. Just because you can't have a picnic in the park doesn't mean that you can't have an even better picnic in the dining room. Loved this book.
Apparently I’m that lady who gets choked up reading children’s books. This one got me! This is a sweet story about a little girl named Lavy who feels dissapointed that her day at the park is ruined because of rain. Her mother promises her that the day will be a gift. She plans a fun day for the little girl full of bubbles in the sink, cookie baking, and even a tea party.
The little girl tears up at the end of the story when she realizes with glee that her gift was spending all this special time with her mother having fun inside. Her mother tells her that it’s all about perspective, and she can choose to have a good or bad day, no matter the circumstances.
My 4 year old twin daughters insisted we have a tea party after reading this book! Baking muffins is on the agenda for later.
Thank you to Indigo River Publishing and Netgalley for this digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Cute book about perspective and finding joy in a day that didn’t go as planned. Lavy realizes that the “gift” in spending time with her mom and her mom’s love for her.
I love this children’s picture book about Lavy’s Rainy Day. Lavy had looked forward to her favorite activity, playing in the park and having a picnic with her mommy. When she awoke that day, it was raining. Lavy was sad because her plans were ruined.
Her mother came up with fun alternative activities, and they had a wonderful day. By evening, Lavy realized that her day was still special as she was spending time with her mother. The moral of the story is that our thoughts and attitudes are our choice. We can choose to be happy, even when things don’t turn out as planned. Don’t forget to see the rainbow after the rain!
Going along with this lesson, I personally like to keep a gratitude journal. Each day, you write one thing that you are grateful for. The next day, you add another thing and then read your entire list. Repeat the activity daily. The gratitude journal helps to keep your mindset on being grateful and happy about what you have rather than what you don’t have.
The illustrations were so detailed that they appeared to be 3 D. I liked the background pages as they looked like calming clouds. The font chosen blends well with the background. Overall, the pictures were bright, colorful, and cheerful.
This book would be a beautiful addition to any child’s home, pre-kindergarten, or elementary education setting. I would be interested in reviewing any other books by this author and illustrator.
I want to thank Author Kim Tubbs, Illustrator Gus Duenas, Indigo River Publishing, and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this Advanced Reader’s Copy. This is a voluntary review, and all comments and opinions are entirely my own.
A rainy day spoils plans that Lavy has with her mom. How many times do we have our day spoiled about a change in weather, plans, etc. It can be difficult for young children to deal with those feelings. Mom helps Lavy see the positive on a rainy day. A book made to help parent and child work thru those feelings of disappointments.
A special thank you to Indigo River Publishing and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
This is a really special book, which is heartwarming and delightful. Lavy is sad as it is raining, which means she isn't going to get to play in the park. Her mother tells her not to worry, and that she will still be able to enjoy her time at home, and to see the gift. Lavy plays with bubbles while she washes the dishes, she bakes cookies with her mother, and then she gets a surprise, which she really enjoys. She then realises what her gift was, and she gives her mother the biggest hug ever. This book made me cry, as it was just so full of love. The artwork in it is amazing too! Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book.
Such a wonderful story of turning a disappointment into something fun instead! I hope my kids and I will learn some valuable lessons from Lavy!
Lavy's rainy day was a perfect book to read with my granddaughter. Lavy and her mother have a special day planned with a picnic in the park. When she wakes up, she sees that it is raining and they can't go. She is very disappointed, but have no fear. Mummy creates a special day for them inside and Lavy realizes that spending time with mummy is what was important. My granddaughter and I talked about time she spends with her mom, one who works five days a week. These special times together are priceless! I loved how imaginative mummy was, but would have liked it more if she and Lavy had planned things out together. The illustrations were wonderful with so much expression evoking emotion on every page. My other complaint is that the tenses kept switching, not that my granddaughter noticed that. Overall, this was a winner for us.
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