That irresistible urge to jump into a cushioned pile of waist-high leaves, sinking into the vivid colors, the smell of earth and sky, the sounds of nature embracing you?
Don’t miss Storm by Sam Usher (Templar Books). The glowing reds and golds of fall jump off the cover, inviting you to open the book and settle in for an autumn story. Grandson and Granddad revel in the approaching storm.
“When I woke up
the wind was rattling
“I couldn’t wait to
Usher creates his story with illustrations reminiscent of Quentin Blake, with a line that’s firmer, more defined. They’re yummy.
This is a book about leaves and love and memories and adventures. The colors are bright and inviting. The approaching storm is the star of the book. As blustery clouds gather, kite flying becomes dangerous. Time to go home. Home, safe from the storm.
This is a gorgeous, heartwarming book. Usher previously created Rain, Sun, and Snow, all set in the same location. They are reassuring books. Good read-alouds for weather discussions or a cozy day at home.
Templar Books / Candlewick Press, 2018