Book Review: When Is It Going To Rain My Favorite Flavor?

One of the best gifts we can give to our children these days is to turn off the technology, shut out the daily chaos, focus on them and share a fantastic skill and pleasure: the value of a good read. Jack and I love to cozy up with a good book and now we alternate reading every other line. It’s been amazing watching him grow from a listener to a reader!

And an even bigger treat is to have a local children’s book author in our midst! RJ Fish released a funny, imaginative and colorful story earlier this Spring entitled “When Is It Going To Rain My Favorite Flavor?” With a seven year old in our household we know exactly how imaginative they can be. Everyday car rides to the grocery store can be peppered with questions like: “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could just fly to the store instead?” Or ” I wonder what the sky tastes like?” RJ captured this same endless imagination in his main character, a precocious boy who ponders eating his toes because they look so rosy and sweet after a bath. He goes from his morning orange juice which “makes me smile, makes me loose, like a rubber goose” to exclaiming “Why, Oh WHY?” when his favorite flavors don’t drip from the sky.

This fun book explores all of the colors of the rainbow and their possible flavors from “Greenish” to Indigo and everything in between until the sky finally does decide to cooperate with the boy and rain a beautiful rainbow on his tongue to which he says “My, oh MY!”

The book is whimsical, imaginative and illustrated in a way that gives a kid the feeling that someone just like him wrote it — fantastic for inspiring them to put their own imaginings on paper. “When Is It Going To Rain My Favorite Color” captures the essence of it’s reader and how they put ideas together. It makes me think how lovely it would be to be a kid again and stick out my tongue to find out if a snowflake really tastes like powdered sugar… Thank you RJ Fish and Jack Moore for the enjoyable escape from my ordinary mom-thoughts!

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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