Heat Wave (Hardcover)

By Betsy Lewin (Illustrator), Eileen Spinelli

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152167790, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007

List Price: 16.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


The mercury is climbing in Lumberville, and the folks are doing everything they can to keep cool. Officer McGinnis spends the day in a cold bath, Lottie Mims does her housework in her bathing suit, and Abigail and Ralphie Blue sell ice cubes. When the temperature refuses to relent, the entire community seeks solace by the river--where everyone dreams of cool relief.
A cast of quirky characters and lots of playful details from two celebrated picture-book talents make this heat wave look like fun!

About the Author

BETSY LEWIN is the well-known illustrator of Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and the Caldecott Honor-winning Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, all written by Doreen Cronin. She lives in New York City.

EILEEN SPINELLI is the author of many books for children including the best-seller Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch and the critcally acclaimed Sophie's Masterpiece. She lives in Pennsylvania.

Praise For Heat Wave

“As lovely an evocation of one community as one could hope to see.” (starred review)

— Kirkus Reviews

“A spirited and evocative look back in time.” (starred review)

— School Library Journal