Thunder-Boomer!

By Shutta Crum; Carol Thompson (Illustrator)
(Clarion Books, Library Binding, 9780618618651, 32pp.)

Publication Date: June 2009

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Description

A summer storm brings relief from the heatand a surpriseto a farm family.

It's a hot day on the farm, and a little girl, her brother, and their mother are trying to cool off by the pond. Suddenly, dark clouds roll in. A thunder-boomer is on the way! The storm brings pounding rain and hailand an unexpected visitor: a soggy wet stray kitten. Colorful descriptions of the storm are accompanied by lots of playful sound effects, making this free-verse poem perfect for reading aloud. Charming watercolor illustrations capture all the drama, humor, and tenderness of the text.




About the Author
Shutta Crum, formerly a librarian, is still an author and storyteller. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and now lives with her husband in Michigan. Her website is www.shutta.com.

Carol Thompson has illustrated more than 30 picture books in England and the United States. She lives in Leicestershire, England.
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