Waiting Out the Storm

By JoAnn Early Macken
Illustrated by Susan Gaber

A gentle, joyous tale for children everywhere who seek comfort during a storm -- and parents who share with them a sense of nature’s wonders. (Ages 4-7)

"Mama?" "Yes, Buttercup?" "What’s that I hear?" Wind whistles in the treetops, thunder rumbles, and lightning flashes and dashes between raindrops. Snug inside, a mother and child listen, watch, and wonder what the animals will do during the storm. Paired with beautiful illustrations evoking the moods and mysteries of the natural world, this lyrical call-and-response text is a lullaby to stormy weather -- and to the warmth and safety of home.

  • Lyrical and comforting, this is an ideal book to ease a child's fear of stormy weather.
  • A perfect, calming bed or naptime book
  • Susan Gaber's painterly illustrations capture the beauty and majesty of the natural world, from the littlest chipmunk to the power and intensity of lightning

About the author

JoAnn Early Macken is the author of many books for children. Of this book, she says, “When a storm strikes, we all long to hear a reassuring voice and feel a comforting touch. Susan Gaber’s illustrations capture the kind of safe haven I wish every child (and chipmunk and chickadee) could enjoy.” JoAnn Early Macken lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin.

About the illustrator

Susan Gaber is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Ten Sleepy Sheep. She says, “I’m inspired and held in awe by how this graceful story takes on fear, love, and compassion all in a simple and familiar situation.” She lives in Huntington, New York.

ISBN: 9780763633783
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2010
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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