A Children's Classic
This book by Robert Bright might be considered a classic and one that would be great as the anchor for your themed project. This book is about a girl who felt that it might rain and set out for a walk with her umbrella. She was not disappointed by her forethought, but what happens next may be very interesting to the preschool children you read to.
They might find this book funny or even enlightening. They are sure to enjoy it thoroughly, as they themselves learn about the place rain has in our lives.
Here is a book review by one of its readers:
"I love this darling little book. A little girl goes out with her red umbrella just in case it rains. It does rain and she puts up her umbrella, which is very small and just the right size for her. On each page, however, she is joined by newcomers seeking shelter from the rain: a little dog, some kittens, some rabbits, a lamb, etc. It's fun to watch the umbrella magically grow on each page until it's huge and big enough to shelter the little girl and the entire menagerie including a great big bear!The simple illustrations and text are perfect for the very young. I think this book has been out of print for way too long - time to bring it back, and while the little edition is just right for lap cuddles, a nice big format would be better for reading to groups."
If you are thinking of doing a class project on rain and its place in our world. Think about getting this book for your themed project. But, you are welcome to get another one of your choice if you feel that it would be better suited for your students.