Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm (Hardcover)

By Jamie Harper, Jamie Harper (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763649319, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/12/2017)

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Description

It’s field-trip day for Miss Mingo’s multispecies class — but will each animal find a way to weather the weather on the path up to the observatory?

It’s a spring morning, and Miss Mingo and her class are ready to hike up High Hill to visit the weather station. Groundhog, the new student, predicts that the weather will be perfect. But as the animals climb, the temperature does too, and Panda seeks a shady spot while Hippo starts sweating red (it’s normal, not blood!). And that’s just the beginning! From hail and swirling winds to pouring rain and a sudden chill, everyone from Ant to Alligator is learning about some crazy atmospheric changes. Sprinkled with fascinating facts about weather and animal habits, this charming, one-of-a-kind class trip is sure to bring sunny smiles.


About the Author

Jamie Harper is the author-illustrator of three books about the feisty flamingo teacher Miss Mingo, as well as the picture book Miles to Go. She lives outside Boston.


Praise For Miss Mingo Weathers the Storm

Packed with fascinating details and realistic classmate interactions, it’s a treat for animal lovers.
—Publishers Weekly

Harper's watercolor-and-ink illustrations marvelously convey emotion as well as personality... The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles.
—Kirkus Reviews

The watercolor and ink illustrations add a splash of color and humor to the story. The individual personalities and feelings of the characters are evident by their expressive faces. The story is supplemented by brief facts about animals and the weather.
—School Library Journal