The sky begins to darken and large clouds form as "Thunder claps / Outside the door-- / Boom. Boom. Bang! / Rumble, rap, / ROAR!" The swing begins to move beneath the tree as leaves swirl through the sky. Three little faces are seen in a lighted window as the storm tells them it's on it's way. Their eyes widened as the lighting crackles outside their window. They step back from the window and they dog peeks out from underneath the bed. Oh, no! The storm has arrived and it's time to hug that teddy tight. The raindrops pitter patter on the roof and they race down the stairs.
Alive, the sky is alive with activity they can see from the picture window. The raindrops mix with the swirling leaves as the lightning lights up the darkened sky. "Lights go out. / the children jump-- / Bustle, / bark, / BUMP!" Oh, no, it's a very scary time and where is Mom? She gathers them close to sing them songs and even the dog begins to smile. It's a scary time. The rain comes down in buckets and there's still no light. Is there anything that can make the children smile again?
This is a delightfully charming day of three children and their very scary stormy day. The prose captures the fear, excitement, and wonder a thunderstorm brings to children. Thunderstorms can be awesome to some, but very scary to many little ones. The digital artwork captures their tentative feelings and fright as the storm brews and erupts around them. Their Mom knows just how to bring comfort to them, releasing them from the fear they feel. This is one of those perfect cuddle up and read books, especially when that thunder begins to rumble in the distance!