Focusing on a "typical" family--mother, father, sister, brother, and baby--this alphabet book is the rhyming story of Hurricane City, "where the hurricane season never ends." In alphabetical order (the first letter, set in red, is prominently displayed on the page), the hurricanes blow through town: "Hurricane Alvin swept through town and turned the flowers upside down . . . . Hurricane Zack is coming this way--He'll be here very soon I'd say." While this seems an odd choice of theme, the rhyming couplets work well, and Warhola's watercolor illustrations, which show the family reacting to the hurricane winds with jocular aplomb, are droll and clever. However, because the humor is sophisticated, the book may take some selling.