Monday, September 17, 2018

STORM by Sam Usher [Review and Giveaway - USA/CANADA]

My thoughts:  Usher has created his fourth in a series of picture books on "weather." Rain, Sun, Snow, and now Storm. And as  with his others, the illustrations of Storm simply pick the reader up on a gust of wind and launch him or her into the Fall season. The abundance of colorful leaves scattered throughout the stormy pages is beautiful.

It is quite windy and the boy (same boy as in Rain, Snow, and Sun) wants his Grandpa to take him out to fly a kite in the gusting wind. So the hunt for the kite begins.

As they search through the house they encounter reminders of past adventures they have shared so they reminisce a bit and then move on along continuing their kite search. Eventually it is found and so off they go to fly it. This leads to an exciting up-in-the-air adventure.

A charming book of relationship between a grandparent and a boy, of adventures shared (what a treasure), and of a creatively overactive imagination. A fun book that deserves a place on library shelves of schools and lending libraries everywhere.

The real winner and story teller of the book is in the illustrations as they tell the story that words alone can't convey - a boy's imagination and desire to share an adventure with a loving grandfather.

A lovely hardcover book with shinny glossy red leaves on the cover and inside you’ll find the enchanting and lively illustrations by the talented Sam Usher. A sure winner.

About the book: A storm is brewing and the wind is picking up, so a boy and his grandfather decide it's the perfect weather for kite flying. There's just one problem: they have to find the kite! Their search brings up many wonderful memories of previous adventures together, and when they finally make it outside, their adventure really takes off!
Open to USA and CANADA addresses
NO P.O. Boxes, please
Begins September 18
Ends October 10 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Candlewick Press to facilitate a review of my personal opinions which are freely given


  1. 1. I'd like to have their book Night Job

    2. I'd like for you to review their book The Stuff of Stars.

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  2. "1) One other picture book you would like to have" I would like to have "Maisy's House."

    "(2) One picture book you would like reviewed here on Chat With Vera" "Houndsley and Catina and Cousin Wagster."

  3. (1) One other picture book you would like to have , Bah Humbug by Michael Rosen

    (2) One picture book you would like reviewed here on Chat With Vera , Begone the Raggedy Witches by Celine Kiernan

  4. 1) the princess in black and the science fair scare
    2) Raymie Nightingale

  5. I would like to have I Want My Hat Back. I would like to see Mythology by Dugald A. Steer reviewed on this site.

  6. What a fun series! Thanks for linking up at Booknificent Thursday on!

  7. I would like to own I Am Actually a Penguin.
    I would like to see a review for A First Book of the Sea.

  8. A First Book Of The Sea.
    Where's Santa Clause?

  9. One book I'd like to have is Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise. The book I'd like to see reviewed here is A Pandemonium of Parrots and Other Animals. Thanks for the giveaway!


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