Storm’s Coming! is a really simple, beautiful children’s picture book that, while it will have special appeal to Minnesotans and this familiar with the Split Rock Lighthouse, will be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates quality art (by David Geister) in a children’s picture book and/or informative lessons in nature and history.
Author Margi Preus has written a really simple but tight story about a young girl who sees a storm coming in and runs about the property informing all the family, who are busy with a variety of chores (from picking fruits and vegetables in the gardens, to hanging laundry. to baking, etc). As she goes she sees all the signs of a coming storm in how nature reacts (the change in bee behavior; the way plants close up; the way birds fly lower to water; etc).
This is just the way a picture book should be… beautiful to look at for the child listener, with some nice life lessons that the child doesn’t even realize s/he is learning while listening to the story.
This is highly recommended. I suspect sales, on location at Split Rock will do well, but this should be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys reading to children.
Looking for a good book? Storm’s Coming!, written by Margi Preus and illustrated by David Geister, is a beautiful children’s picture book with special appeal to Minnesotans but should be enjoyed by anyone interested in quality picture books.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Edelwiess, in exchange for an honest review.
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author: Margi Preus
artist: David Geister
publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
hardcover, 32 pages