Outstanding in the Rain

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Outstanding in the Rain written and illustrated by Frank Viva (2015)

Die-cut illustrations tell the story of one boy who spends his birthday at the Coney Island. Each cut-out leads the reader to the next adventure. His ice cream cone on one page, becomes his screaming mouth on the next when a dog laps up his fallen cone. Older reader will not only enjoy the cut-outs, but they will love playing with the words in each one. For example, a sandwich become sand which is where they stop to eat their lunch.

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This story would make an awesome springboard for carnival games such as you might find at Coney Island or other fairgrounds.

Whip up a couple to play with your family this weekend. Or start planning an Outstanding Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July, or Family Reunion celebration!

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