Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book of the Week

Tap Tap Boom Boom

by Elizabeth Bluemle

Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Published by Candlewick Press, 2014

32 pages

ISBN: 978–0–7636-5696–6

Ages 3-7

“Sky grumbles. Rain tumbles. Big weather — you’d better … get under umbrella! BOOM BOOM.” A rainstorm in the big city on a summer day means the appearance of umbrellas, a mad dash for the subway, and a spontaneous, generous-spirited gathering belowground. “The storm above makes friends of strangers. We laugh under cover at thunder and danger.” The visual storytelling accompanying the narrative enables readers and listeners to follow a number of individuals as the storm breaks, booms, and eventually moves away. A delight to read aloud, there is ample opportunity for enthusiastic participation with the repetitive onomatopoeia, while the finely crafted rhyming phrases create a satisfying narrative arc. “We wave good-bye. ‘So long! Keep dry!’” Honor Book, 2015 Charlotte Zolotow Award  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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