Thunder-Boomer!

A summer storm brings relief from the heat—and a surprise—to a farm family.It's a hot day on the farm, and a little girl, her brother, and their mother are trying to cool off by the pond. Suddenly, dark clouds roll in. A thunder-boomer is on the way! The storm brings pounding rain and hail—and an unexpected visitor: a soggy wet stray kitten. Colorful descriptions of the storm are accompanied by lots of playful sound effects, making this free-verse poem perfect for reading aloud. Charming watercolor illustrations capture all the drama, humor, and tenderness of the text.

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  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618618651

  • ISBN-10: 0618618651

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 06/15/2009

  • Carton Quantity: 30

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD490L

Shutta Crum
Author

Shutta Crum

Shutta Crum, formerly a librarian, currently writes full time. Among other picture books, she is the author Thunder-Boomer (Clarion), which received four starred reviews, was nominated for a Cybil Award, and was an SLJ Best Book, a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book, and an ALA Notable Book. Shutta was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, and lives with her husband in Michigan. Her website is www.shutta.com.
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Carol Thompson

Carol Thompson is the author and illustrator of over 50 books, including Thunder-Boomer!, which was written by Shutta Crum and was an ALA Notable Book. She lives in England.  
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  • reviews

    “A satisfying picture book that captures all the drama and power of a summer storm even as it rewards readers with a smaller-scale, homey story.”—Horn Book, STARRED review

    “The free-verse storytelling is light, airy, and perfectly matched to the drawings. . . . The ending fully satisfies.”—School Library Journal, STARRED review

    “Vivid imagery and Thompson’s innovative mixed-media art that incorporates textual sound effects naturally reflect the weather’s dramatic ebb and flow.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

    “This fine-tuned, occasionally funny picture book re-creates the satisfying drama of a summer storm.”—Booklist

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Hardcover

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618618651

  • ISBN-10: 0618618651

  • Pages: 40

  • Price: $17.99

  • Publication Date: 06/15/2009

  • Carton Quantity: 30

  • Age(s): 4,5,6,7

  • Grade(s): Pre-K-3

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level AD490L

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