Fiction Books Thunderstorm (13)

Thunderstorm (13)

Thunderstorm (13)
Item No. 1016
ISBN-13 9.78E+12
Format Hardcover
Subject Wordless Picture Books
# of Pages 32
Size 13" x 10"
Author Geisert, Arthur
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books: Wordless
Publisher Perseus Distribution, Inc.
Date Published 2013
Dewey Decimal E


Book Reviews: "Masterfully, [Geisert] captures the shifting light as thunderheads build, rain sheets and the night-dark storm moves through. Though children might need some reassurance, this beautifully nuanced meditation on the power of nature—and community resilience—will reward repeat readings." ~ Kirkus Reviews "Geisert has produced an ambitious and beautiful series of etchings." ~ Publishers Weekly "This is a tightly focused examination of Man facing off with Nature, and Geisert's signature deployment of minutiae is strictly in the service of documenting the mind-boggling flurry of activity that accompanies a typical Midwestern weather event (his signature pigs, along with a host of other animals, appear as they hunker down before the storm). Science teachers with a little imagination, a doc cam, and a projector can mount an applause-worthy kick-off for a meteorology unit." ~ The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books, June 2013 Thunderstorm follows the course of a storm through midwestern farm country minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, from late morning into late afternoon. As always with Arthur Geisert, it is a meticulously executed and visually stunning piece of work. Other than the timeline that runs along the bottom border of the illustrations, there is no text, and the illustrations are continuous. Through keen observation, Geisert beautifully captures the nuances and details of a midwestern thunderstorm, from the ever-changing color of the sky, to the actions of the human inhabitants, to the reactions of the natural world to the wind and rain. America's heartland is somewhat unfamiliar territory in the realm of picture books, but in Thunderstorm, Geisert has provided readers with valuable, breathtaking insight into one of its most natural occurrences.