The Storm

The StormA little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents, but his teacher warns him to hurry home because a bad storm is coming. The sky grows darker and the boy’s parents close the shutters, bring in the plants, and prepare for the weather. The powerful storm rages, but the boy is not scared. He goes to bed and dreams he is on a big ship with propellers to drive the storm away. He awakens, the skies are clear blue, and they can go to the beach. Rich, black and gray charcoal sketches convey the boy’s emotions – excitement, frustration, worry, and excitement again. Moments of blue are used meaningfully in the illustrations. mjw
Title: The Storm
Author: Akiko Miyakoshi
Illustrator
: Akiko Miyakoshi
Publisher
: Kids Can Press. Toronto, Canada
Copyright
: 2016
Original Language
: Japanese
Original Title
: Taifu ga Kuru
Original Publisher
: BL Publishing Co Ltd, Kobe
Original Copyright
: 2009
ISBN
: 978-1-77138-559-6
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 3-7
Genre
: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Author’s residence
: Tokyo, Japan
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Japanese
Illustrator’s residence
: Tokyo, Japan
Awards
: Nissan Children’s Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix
Subjects
: Emotions and feelings, Nature, Storms, Weather

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