- Age Range: 5 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
- Lexile Measure: 0630 (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (August 25, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0698115813
- ISBN-13: 978-0698115811
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.1 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
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Thunder Cake Paperback – August 25, 1997
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In Thunder Cake , a grandmother helps her granddaughter overcome her fear of thunder by baking a special cake while a storm threatens. Although the book's concept is good, it does not fulfill its promise. The story is poorly paced: the storm approaches rapidly, but does not break for several pages as Polacco crams in details, including a lengthy pause while the cake bakes. The illustrations are less than appealing: both characters' faces are chalky white, draining them of life. Many of the barnyard animals are drawn out of proportion--Grandmother is almost the same size as a cow she milks, geese are as tall as people. Considering how many children are afraid of thunder, it is a shame Thunder Cake is not a stronger effort. Ages 4-8.
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From School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Although Robinson couldn't swim, his daughter affectionately recounts how he bravely tested the ice near the family's Connecticut home so that his children and their friends could play on the frozen lake. Nelson's expressive illustrations rendered in pencil, watercolor, and oils add to the richness of the story.α(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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