by Rocco, John,

Format: Print Book 2021
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A gorgeously-illustrated picture book about the power of community from Caldecott-Honoree John Rocco

That night the wind roars and rumbles,

like the sound of a thousand waves

pounding the shoreline.

A young boy's favorite place in the world is the old, splintery neighborhood dock. At this dock the boy can swim, fish, or watch minnows dart between the rocks. But a hurricane is coming...and its violent winds and rain carry with it anything that can float.

Caldecott Honoree John Rocco shows the power of community and the beauty of rebuilding after adversity in this dramatically illustrated follow-up to Blizzard and Blackout .

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rocco's latest picture book features a young boy who spends summer days fishing, crabbing, swimming, and gazing from the dock near his home. One day the air feels different: a hurricane is on its way. All through the night he watches and worries as rain and wind pummel his neighborhood. The next morning the storm is gone, along with his beloved dock. He tries unsuccessfully to repair the structure on his own (the neighbors are busy with their own cleanup) and eventually help arrives to properly rebuild the dock. Rocco's digitally enhanced pencil-and-watercolor illustrations capture the idyllic nature of summer at the shore and the hurricane's contrasting dark clouds, torrential rains, and driving wind. His realistic style makes good use of varied panel sizes and shapes, interesting perspectives (looking into a house between boards on a window), and spreads that feature multiple images of the boy involved in various pursuits. Additional details appear in the endpapers, e.g. how a hurricane forms and parts of a dock. An apt companion to Rocco's earlier titles, Blackout (2011) and Blizzard (2014), this ultimately reassuring story will find a niche with curious weather watchers and the growing number of children whose homes are threatened every year by these storms."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The light-skinned child who narrates this follow-up to Blizzard and Blackout lives near a river and likes to fish off a rickety dock. When a hurricane is forecast, "today feels different. The air is still, and the sound of hammering echoes down the street." As the adults prepare grimly, boarding up windows, the child stays upbeat: "I tell them that the best fishing comes right after a big storm." But the hurricane causes significant loss--including to the beloved dock. Naturalistic spreads in Rocco's signature style capture the peace of the child's world and the drama of the hurricane's arrival and aftermath. The story's latter half becomes an absorbing maker tale as the neighborhood addresses the damage and puts things to rights. End pages detail how hurricanes form, how their strength is measured, and the components of a dock. Ages 4--8. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Hurricanes -- Juvenile fiction.
Docks -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Repairing -- Juvenile fiction.
Helping behavior -- Juvenile fiction.
Hurricanes -- Fiction.
Docks -- Fiction.
Neighborhoods -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Repairing -- Fiction.
Helpfulness -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Little, Brown and Company,2021
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9780759554931
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