Waiting Out the Storm

Waiting Out the Storm

By JoAnn Early Macken; Susan Gaber (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763633783, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

A gentle, joyous tale for children everywhere who seek comfort during a storm and parents who share with them a sense of nature's wonders.
"Yes, Buttercup?"
"What's that I hear?"
Wind whistles in the treetops, thunder rumbles, and lightning flashes and dashes between raindrops. Snug inside, a mother and child listen, watch, and wonder what the animals will do during the storm. Paired with beautiful illustrations evoking the moods and mysteries of the natural world, this lyrical call-and-response text is a lullaby to stormy weather and to the warmth and safety of home.

About the Author
This is JoAnn Early Macken's first book for Viking. She lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin, with her family. LeUyen Pham has illustrated several picture books for young readers, including "One Little Mouse,"

Susan Gaber has illustrated a number of picture books, including "When Winter Comes, The Stable Where Jesus Was Born, " and "The Very First Thanksgiving Day." She lives with her family in Huntington, New York.