When the Storm Comes

Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks. May 2020. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780399546099.
PreS-Gr 2–As a large storm approaches, a diverse group of animals and people prepare and take shelter. They stay safe and secure and enjoy good company while the rain and winds rage outside. Then, when the storm finally passes, they work together to clean up before celebrating. In a question and answer format with rhyming text, Ashman describes the procedure for weathering a hurricane while Yoo’s digital and pencil illustrations convey the storm’s sights and sounds. Everyone can be affected by this overwhelming force of nature, and only by working together can they come out unharmed.
VERDICT This poetic picture book prepares children for storm season with its helpful formula and assurances.

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