Arthur Geisert‘s Thunderstorm was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. A 9781592701339wordless picture book, or nearly wordless (there are dates and times for some pictures), account of a thunderstorm and tornado through farm country shows the rush to get the hay in the barn before the wetness seeps in, the rescuing of laundry from the line and the safe haven under a bridge from the ensuing tornado. There is destruction that, as soon as the storm ends, is rebuilt.

The detailed illustrations are etched and hand-coloured giving beautiful lines, especially on the full spread page of the dark sky at 3:45 PM.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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1 Response to Thunderstorm

  1. Thanks for the mention! That Mr Geisert is one incredible guy, isn’t he?!!

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