It's not the thunder that's so scary, just the way that it arrives. It comes without a warning, and takes us by surprise.
In lively rhyming text, a courageous boy guides his stuffed animal companions and his parents through a thunderstorm using sensory-based mindfulness to navigate his fear and find quiet within the storm. Through this soothing story, kids will understand that thunderstorms can also bring good things, such as calming rain and water for plants. The atmospheric illustrations capture the darkness of a storm and the light that comes through as fear subsides.
Includes a Reader's Note with more information about helping kids navigate their own fears around thunderstorms.
"A beautiful book to help young children with thunderstorm fears. It could also be used as a model to help with other fears. Gail Silver provides a concrete model of self-talk and soothing action, showing children how to calm themselves. Although the parents are recognized as a support, it is the child that takes control of his fears. The illustrations by Lisa Fields are exquisite and beautiful. As a pediatrician who is quite familiar with young children's fears, I recommend this excellent book for every young family's library." --M. Bidi McSorley, MD
Gail Silver, JD. E-RYT, RCYT, is an award-winning author and contributor to Lions Roar Magazine. Gail travels nationally and internationally to facilitate mindfulness-based education. She is the Founder and Director of Yoga Child Inc. and the Founder and CEO of The School Mindfulness Project. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. Visit gailsilver.com, @AuthorGailSilver on Facebook, @GailPSilver on Twitter, and @GailSilver1 on Instagram. Lisa Fields received her BFA in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. Lisa is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in New York. Visit lisafields.com, @LisaFieldsIllustration on Facebook, and @LisaFieldsIll on Twitter and Instagram.