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The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm
- Author: Levar Burton & Susan Schaefer Bernardo
- Illustrations by Courtenay Fletcher
- Age Range: 5 – 7 years
- Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Reading Rainbow (October 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0990539504
- ISBN-13: 978-0990539506
Mica Mouse lost her house in a terrible storm and now she trembles when the weather turns rough. Mica’s father tells her the story of a brave blue rhinocerous who learns how to get through rough times with friendship, helpers, love, and by “feeling your feelings”. LeVar Burton has poured a lifetime of experience storytelling to children into The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm, and the result is more than a book – it’s a manual for finding the light in the midst of dark times.
This book has a great learning experience for children about how it is ok to be frightened and that sometimes bad things happen but there are people around you to help you and love you. It is written for a child to understand, the rhino swallows the storm and then feels alone but then his animal friends help him feel better. I also like how it starts and ends with a papa mouse reading the story of the rhino and they were very detailed with even showing Papas hand. It’s a very cute book with a great message.
How do you help your child face his or her fears?