|Publisher:||Sandy Hook Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||9.32(w) x 12.18(h) x 0.45(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Tazewell S. Morton, III -- the illustrator -- had a successful career in advertizing and later returned to Auburn, AL to teach graphic design. While there, he designed a school flag that fellow alum, Ken Mattingly, planted in the course of his Apoollo 16 flight, making Morton the only U.S. artist with work on the moon. Morton's bright watercolors are appealing, cheerful and enduring.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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I discovered this book while looking for a way to help to my two young children understand the complexities and emotions associated with the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes. As a temporarily displaced Gulf Coast resident, it is a wonderful book for children of all ages. The story holds the attention of the older age group, while the illustrations entertain the younger ones. I highly recommend this to anyone searching for ways to help children cope with devastation of such magnitude.
What a wonderful story & so timely! Thank you Mr. Andry for such eloquent & child-friendly words & Mr. Tazewell for such glorious art. This book will be treasured by this Gulf Coastfamily for years to come. In light of Katrina, it rings true that there really are happy endings in the midst of destruction & chaos.
My two young boys (and me!) love this tale of a sure footed bouy who loses his footing during a hurricane. Louie comes through as a hero in the end. A timely read in the wake of all the storms of 2005.