The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm

Book - 2014
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Papa mouse reads Mica a story when she gets scared over a thunderstorm.
Publisher: Burbank, California :, Reading Rainbow,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780990539506
Branch Call Number: JE BURT
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Oct 21, 2016

With all the unrest in our country today this book would be helpful to the fearful child. We all know that it takes courage and determination to survive the worst of conditions but children do not understand that. Rhino is one way of helping them realize tough times do not last. They can be overcome.

Read it before reading to your children and decide if the message will help or create fear.

canwill4 Sep 09, 2015

I heard LeVar Burton read this book when he was here on July 30th. It was an excellent story for a child my great grandchild's age, 3. I have been to Rainbow readers website and found interesting learning tools for the young. Check it out!

truly delighted,
Kunta Kinte Miller's mom
Valerie Miller

forbesrachel May 30, 2015

This world can be full of tragedies which children find difficult to cope with. They can be man-wrought or natural disasters, they can strike people far away or close to home, and in most cases parents may find themselves at a loss on how to explain why something has happened in a way that helps their child get past their emotional burden. This picture book handles this topic considerably well. It acknowledges the devastating effects such events have on children, then shows how to help them. This is true for both Mica mouse and the young Rhino she reads about. The storm that the Rhino swallows represents his internal turmoil as well as the disaster that destroyed his home. It is only after he receives some wise advice from the other animals that he can face his feelings. Burton and Bernardo's emphasis on positive reinforcement, acknowledging the truth, cooperation in a community, and talking things through is a very encouraging message to see in a picture book about a disaster. Rhyme makes these messages memorable, while colour stays on point with the changes in tone. Furthermore, a set of questions in the back is useful for comprehension. Skillfully handled, and meaningful.

KCLS_Gerry Mar 06, 2015

LeVar Burton wrote this story within a story because Fred Rogers is no longer with us to help children come to terms with the scary, sometimes disastrous events taking place in the world.


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