By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford, Illustrated by Richard Johnson
Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! lushly illustrates the Sonoran Desert rainy season, describing in English and in Spanish the ways in which people anticipate and celebrate the monsoon, as well as the meteorological phenomena behind the storms and the adaptations they have caused in local wildlife. The book also contains a detailed teaching discussion section and glossary.
Awards: 2007 Southwest Books of the Year Children's book award; 2008 AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Recommended Science Children's Book (Highly Recommended); 2008 Américas Award for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Commended Title); 2009 OneBookAZ Award