When the world gets too loud and chaotic, a young boy’s grandfather helps him listen with wonder instead.
Kids laughing, sneakers squeaking, balls bouncing—for Thunder, the sounds of the school day often brew into overwhelming noise storms. But when Thunder’s mosom asks him what he hears on an urban nature walk, Thunder starts to understand how sounds like bird wings flapping and rushing water can help him feel calm and connected. Gentle, inviting illustrations by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley emphasize Mosom’s lessons about the healing power of the world around us.
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Noise storms is the perfect descriptive term! I think we all can relate to having been in a noise storm but most of us can’t imagine being so sensitive to sounds that our everyday life becomes one. This is a great book for kids who have that sensitivity.
Marvelous, well written story for anyone who feels over-whelmed by the noises of life! I know there are children out there who are sound sensitive who will really appreciate this story. Losing my hearing has made hearing the simple, quiet sounds harder to hear over all the loudness, but I still love to find quiet spots just to listen to sounds I can still here. They bring peace to my soul. This story is a reminder of that! I think this book is a good read for any age. It reminds us to be still and at peace with nature. Wonderful story. I loved the illustrations of the grandfather and grandson seeking quiet together. Great lesson and image of non-traditional family. Nice intro to other culture, too!