Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, in which we share the titles of books whose release we are most anticipating.

Thunderstorm by Arthur Geisert. 32 p. Enchanted Lion Books, April 30, 2013. 9781592701339.

Publisher synopsis: Thunderstorm follows the course of a storm through midwestern farm country minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, from late morning into late afternoon. As always with Arthur Geisert it is a meticulously executed and visually stunning piece of work. Other than the timeline that runs along the bottom border of the illustrations, there is not text, and the illustrations are continuous.

Through keen observation, Geisert beautifully captures the nuances and details of a midwestern thunderstorm, from the ever-changing color of the sky, to the actions of the human inhabitants, to the reactions of the natural world to the wind and rain.

I adore Geisert's work, particularly his wordless books. I'm always looking to add to my school's collection of wordless picture books. In addition to the fact that one is never too old for picture books, the ESL teacher does a writing unit with her students using wordless books.

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