Springtime weather can bring big storms. Lyrical, rhyming text takes young readers on a journey with furry and feathery friends to experience springtime hail with this delightful big book.
Charles Ghigna (also known as Father Goose) lives in a treehouse in Alabama. He is the author of more than 100 award-winning books for children and adults from Random House, Capstone, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Abrams, Charlesbridge and other publishers. His poems appear in hundreds of magazines from The New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights. He is a former poetry editor of the English Journal and nationally syndicated feature writer for Tribune Media Services. As a freelance illustrator working in Toronto, Laura Watson has been creating whimsical illustrations for children's books, educational materials, magazines, and various retail applications since graduating from Sheridan College's Interpretive Illustration program, in Oakville, Ontario, in 1995. Born and raised in the heart of the scenic Kawartha Lakes region in Peterborough, Ontario, Laura also studied Fine Art at York University and graduated with an Honors degree in Visual Arts. In the past few years, Laura has enjoyed illustrating several trade children's books and countless school publications for subjects as diverse as poetry and math. Laura lives in the east end of Toronto with her husband and five-year-old daughter, and works in a converted backyard garage studio surrounded by a slightly unkempt garden. She enjoys the outdoors, runs often, and spends as much time as possible at the beach hunting for sea glass.