Thunder-Boomer! (Library Binding)
Clarion Books, 9780618618651, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2009
A summer storm brings relief from the heat--and a surprise--to 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 hail--and 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.
Praise For Thunder-Boomer!…
“A satisfying picture book that captures all the drama and power of a summer storm even as it rewards readers with a smaller-scale, homey story.”—Horn Book, STARRED review
“The free-verse storytelling is light, airy, and perfectly matched to the drawings. . . . The ending fully satisfies.”—School Library Journal, STARRED review
“Vivid imagery and Thompson’s innovative mixed-media art that incorporates textual sound effects naturally reflect the weather’s dramatic ebb and flow.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review
“This fine-tuned, occasionally funny picture book re-creates the satisfying drama of a summer storm.”—Booklist