Published by Rise x Penguin Workshop
Summary: Four children tell of their experiences surviving a tornado, blizzard, wildfire, and hurricane. While the danger is present, they either hunker down at home or are evacuated to a safe place where they enjoy time with their families: playing cards in the basement until the tornado passes, cooking over the fireplace through the blizzard, camping while the wildfire burns, and staying with cousins during a hurricane. Afterward, they help clean up and get back to their lives. “Nature is strong and powerful. But, I am strong and powerful, too…And when the storm passes, as it always does, I am the calm, too.” Includes additional information about the four types of events. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A reassuring book for kids who have faced or are about to face a natural disaster, focusing on resilience and offering child-friendly information about each event.
Cons: Makes surviving a catastrophic event look fun and cozy, and only portrays families with nice houses and cars who have the financial means to be this resilient.
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