Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review of The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi

Read for: Requested Review
Synopsis: "As this picture book begins, a little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he has started to worry they won't be able to go. He watches as the sky grows darker through the afternoon. His mother and father close the shutters and bring the potted plants indoors. Then the storm arrives. All through dinner, the rain beats hard against the shutters. The wind howls and blows, the boy says, 'I try not to be scared.' At bedtime, he thinks, 'I wish I had a ship with big propellers that would spin stronger winds to drive the storm away.' While asleep, his wish becomes his dream, and he manages to blow away the dark clouds with his imaginary vessel. Then, to his delight, when he awakens, he finds his dream of clear blue skies has come true."

My Review: This is a perfect book heading into the spring and summer seasons (at least in the northern hemisphere). I love the illustration style of mostly pencil drawings with just the touch of color of blue sky. The story is also understated and allows you to elaborate on it as you feel. It is also a great way to soothe a child's fears during a stormy night.
My Rating: This is a beautiful book that I would love to have on my shelf and Munchkins.  It is a simple tale that almost everyone can relate to, especially children.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!
I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
You can find out more about Akiko Miyakoshi on her Goodreads Page or Website.
The Storm was just released on April 5th! You can obtain your own print copy from Amazon  or Barnes and Noble.


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    1. It really is, the story is really good but the illustrations really make this book!