Nancy Paulsen Books
May 26, 2020
9.2 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author
Linda Ashman (lindaashman.com) has written over twenty-five picture books, which have garnered awards including New York Times Notable Children's Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choices Selection, Bank Street Best Book, Booklist Editors' Choice, Parenting Best Book, and Child Best Book. As a children's poet, she's been compared to Ogden Nash, Mary Ann Hoberman, Douglas Florian, and Jack Prelutsky. She was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey, and has worked as a real estate market analyst and in urban planning. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and two dogs. Taeeun Yoo (taeeunyoo.com) received an Ezra Jack Keats Award for Only a Witch Can Fly (by Alison McGhee), which was also named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. She has illustrated several other picture books, including Tua and the Elephant (by R. P. Harris) and You Are a Lion! And Other Fun Yoga Poses, which she also wrote. Taeeun lives in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
"Weathering storms is best done together. . . . The humans portrayed comprise a diverse, multiracial cast while the animals include family pets, whales, rabbits, birds, and bees. Yoo's friendly illustrations have a soft visual texture, and while the palette darkens considerably at the height of the storm and some characters register alarm at the thunder and lightning, the art overall creates a cozy, safe feeling. Yes, Ashman's rhythmic couplets are about a literal thunderstorm bearing down upon a coastal community, but it could well be read metaphorically as it depicts the strength found in facing challenges together. Picture perfect whatever the weather."--Kirkus Reviews