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Hate That Thunder (Mandy and Andy Books) Paperback – October 20, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Mandy and Andy Books
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Mandy and Andy Books (October 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977275701
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977275700
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 6.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,161,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Children are sure to love the cartoon characters in this book. Written in rhyme, Adams’ charming book is a must. -- Jennifer LB Leese, Picket News

About the Author

William J. Adams is a father of two and grandfather of eight. He has written songs and produced records, including rock, R & B and Country. Bill produced a children’s record for a local area children’s TV show. He also co-produced a record album entitled The Story of Howdy Doody with Buffalo Bob Smith and the original cast of the famed TV show which aired from 1947-1963. Formerly an editor and publisher of local newspapers in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, he and his wife, Eileen are now retired and living in Central Florida.

Tom Stiglich, illustrator, was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA and attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia where he graduated with honors. He has been an illustrator, art director and for the past six years, a graphic designer for weekly newspapers in Philadelphia. Tom’s editorial cartoons appear in many Philadelphia and New Jersey newspapers and have been seen in USA Today, New York Times, Newsweek, King Features Syndicate’s The New Breed and the annual book series Editorial Cartoons of the Year and many more. He is a member of The National Cartoonists Society and the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.


More About the Author

William J. (Bill) Adams is the father of two, grandfather of eight, and great grandfather of two. He was formerly an Editor and Publisher of local newspapers in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Bill has been on the Board of Directors of five Chambers of Commerce and has been recognized as Business Person of the Year by several communities. He has also been recognized by the U. S. House of Representatives and the Pennsylvinia State Senate. He and his wife, Eileen are now living in Central Florida. He is the author of this series of books about fictional twin characters Mandy and Andy. Bill has written songs, poetry and produced records including rock, R & B, and Country. He produced a children's record for a local area TV children's show. Bill co-produced a record album entitled "The Story of Howdy Doody" with Buffalo Bob Smith and the original cast of the famed TV show which aired from 1947 -1963.Check out the website: www.mandyandandybooks.com

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This book has a great storyline, and the illustrations are terrific!
K. Meder
This is a wonderful book for my young grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Magee
A wonderful book to teach young children not to be afraid of thunder.
Martin J. Ryan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian R. Gagliana on March 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
Great story and illustrations. My son was afraid of thunder until we read this book. We had a decent thunderstorm recently and my son asked me if the storm will help the flowers grow as taught in the book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Meder on October 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
What a wonderful children's book! This book has a great storyline, and the illustrations are terrific! I am buying more copies to give out as Christmas presents. I will be first in line when the next book in the series comes out. Thank you, and keep them coming!!
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Format: Paperback
It's not often (try almost never) that I've seen a self-published book that was well written and professional looking. The only exception in my admittedly limited experience is McClear and Dollak's "Frannie and Pickles," and that was by far Dollak's best.

So, it's a pleasure to enthusiastically recommend William Adams' bilingual "Hate That Thunder/Odio Ese Trueno," illustrated by the talented Tom Stiglich (an honors graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia). Look for that exact title at Amazon.Com; it's the bilingual edition that came out about a year after the one on this page (and it'll save you almost a quarter!). "Hate That Thunder/Odio Ese Trueno," has both an English and a Spanish language version of the story; flip the book over vertically and you'll get the other language.

This "Mandy and Andy" book concerns big-eyed, yellow-haired Mandy, who faces a common childhood fear--the loud sound of THUNDER! Author Adams, a former newspaper editor and publisher, shows his writing chops in this first book: The rhymes move the story along with emotion, action, and humor, and they're natural and unforced. What a welcome change to my somewhat jaded eyes! Here's Mandy talking about one thunder coping mechanism:

I know my bed's for sleeping on,
But sometimes I slide under...
I don't know how others feel
But I sure hate that thunder!

Mandy coaches herself through her fear, remembering that 'it's just Mother Nature's sound...a signal that the rain is coming down,' and (as Al Jolson sang many years ago), that rain makes the flowers grow! Talking herself through her fear, Mandy proudly sports an "I'm Brave" button at the conclusion. As mentioned above, flip the book, and you get the story in Spanish.
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A wonderful book to teach young children not to be afraid of thunder. My great nieces and nephew enjoyed the story. Great illustrations.
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