AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: John Rocco
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown, and Company, 2021
That night the wind roars and rumbles,
like the sound of a thousand waves
pounding the shoreline.
A young boy’s favorite place in the world is the old, splintery neighborhood dock. At this dock the boy can swim, fish, or watch minnows dart between the rocks. But a hurricane is coming…and its violent winds and rain carry with it anything that can float.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I am a fan of Caldecott Honoree, John Rocco. I’ve read his previous books, Blizzard and Blackout, so I was looking forward with great anticipation to being able to read this one. Mr. Rocco has a way of explaining the wrath of Mother Nature to young readers without scaring them. Hurricane also shows how the love of one small child for his favorite place in the world can unite a village and spread love far beyond the damage done by one terrible storm. A wonderful addition to any library!
RATING: ***** 5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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