The Way the Storm Stops

The Way the Storm Stops

Hardcover(First Edition)



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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805065954
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date: 09/10/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 2 - 5 Years

About the Author

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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The Way the Storm Stops 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mwflood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 storm. It reminded me of the few times my sons have run into my room and jumped under the covers because of a powerful storm and the comfort I could provide them. An excellent book for young children in a library's family style storytime to promote parents reading to their kids.