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Hurricane Book & CD (Read Along Book & CD) Paperback – May 5, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
In the morning, the boys discover that one of their two elm trees has fallen into the neighbor's yard, and for several days their imagination transforms the tree into a jungle safari, a sailing vessel, and a spaceship. They settle into the fallen tree as a favorite haunt, and are very disappointed when their neighbor has it removed. But their hopes are revived when another storm starts brewing, and they calculate that if the other elm falls it is likely to land in their own yard.
Throughout the story is a deep sense of serenity: the tape on the storm door forms two silly faces, the children lounge comfortably indoors while gazing at the storm outside, and Mom calmly wraps protective arms around the younger brother while Dad tends the fire. The warmth of the indoor scenes contrasts sharply against the swirling darkness outside. Implicit in this physical security is the certainty that this stable family provides safety in the face of very powerful weather. In the conclusion, the brothers' gleeful anticipation that the second tree may fall helps reinterpret the potentially frightening experience of a hurricane.Read more ›
I'm a huge fan of this writer/illustrator. Always so imaginative, and the realism of the pictures makes it even more believable. He deserves all of the awards he's won, and more.
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I do love this story but the illustrations are super! Thank you for offering Wiesner books at a reasonable price. I can buy lots more!Published on March 5, 2014 by Pamela P.
I wasn't sure this was going to be a good book for my daughters but it has a positive spin while explaining about storm damage and preparing for storms.Published on February 8, 2014 by Jennifer A.
I liked this story, but not as much as some of his others. I like that it has an interesting audio track that includes all the words in the book. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Ruth
My 2nd graders have enjoyed listening to this book in our listening center.
We know all about hurricanes here in Florida!