The Way the Storm Stops

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A gentle story that turns a booming thunderstorm into a soothing lullaby

"Pitter, pitter
Plam, plam
On my windowpane-
Hiss, hiss
Tatter, tatter
Falls the pounding rain"

Thunderstorms make the most exciting sounds, though they can sometimes be a little scary, especially for small children. Mommies also make wonderful sounds, but they are warm and safe and the best comfort of all at the end of a blustery day.

This lyrical, rhythmic bedtime story takes the fear out of the unexpected and provides a reassuring antidote for children. A wonderful read-aloud that preschoolers will enjoy.

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User Review  - mwflood - LibraryThing

Great book for the youngest of readers with it's use of sound words. The words were minimum but when paired with the images you could immediately relate with the young child's fear of the brewing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aspasia - Goodreads

This book reminds of me Florida thunderstorms. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Michelle Meadows was inspired to write this book after scooping up her young son, Chase, and rocking him back to sleep during a raucous thunderstorm. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her family. This is her first book for children.

Rosanne Litzinger vividly recalls her first storm, the "big, booming, zippy, flashing kind" that came and went in about fifteen minutes. The illustrator of Louella Mae, She's Run Away!, among other books for young readers, Ms. Litzinger lives in Beverly Hills, California.

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