Dinosaur Thunder by Marion Dane Bauer

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An imaginative story of a little boy who conquers his fear of thunder!

When lightning flares in the faraway sky, and clouds growl like lions waking, big brother Chad is thrilled by the coming storm. But not little Brannon. He looks for a place to hide. Each adult tries to calm Brannon in turn, by comparing the thunder to something that's not scary.

"It's only a big cat purring," Daddy says. But Brannon has once been frightened by a cat--and again, he runs to take cover. It's not until the thunder is compared to dinosaurs that Brannon loses his fear. He knows all about dinosaurs. He loves them, and always wanted to see one. Now, he finds himself comforting himself--and his big brother--as he Clomps and he Stomps and he Rages and Rumbles with with all the ferocity of Dinosaur Thunder!

Lyrical writing with powerful emotional resonance will inspire the youngest reader to take charge of their wildest fears!


About Marion Dane Bauer

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Marion Dane Bauer has written fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, young adult novels. Her bestselling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota. Margaret Chodos-Irvine is the illustrator of many picture books, including her Caldecott Honor Book, ELLA SARAH GETS DRESSED. She is known for her imaginative and innovative patterns and unique textured lino-cuts and collographs, as well as her use of vivid colors. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and their two daughters.
Published May 1, 2012 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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His father claims that the noise is “only a big cat purring,” his grandma that it’s angels bowling and grandpa makes a remark about clouds bumping together.

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Daddy says thunder is “a big cat purring.” Grandma goes old school, reassuring him: “It’s only the angels bowling in heaven.” But these comparisons aren’t quite enough comfort until Brannon’s older brother comes up with an example that taps into Brannon’s sense of competence: “T...

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