The Big Storm

The Big Storm

A Very Soggy Counting Book

Illustrated by: Nancy Tafuri
For Ages: 4 - 7
Ten adorable animals take cover from a storm in this Classic Board Book edition of Nancy Tafuri’s counting book.

Dark clouds started to gather. Bird flew for cover. Now there was 1 in the hill hollow.
The wind started to blow. Mouse ran for cover. Now there were 2 in the hill hollow.

As clouds amass overhead and rain starts to pour, ten little woodland animals hurry to find shelter. Count from one to ten as Bird, Mouse, Squirrel, and their friends run for cover in a cozy hollow. The animals are all safe for the night, but who else is hiding in the cave with them? They’ll find out in the morning—and readers can count from ten to one as the animals scurry out of the hollow and into a big, beautiful day.

This Classic Board Book edition is a hands-on favorite for even the youngest of readers!
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  • Little Simon | 
  • 34 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442481794 | 
  • August 2013 | 
  • Grades P - 2
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About the Author

Nancy Tafuri
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Nancy Tafuri

Nancy Tafuri is the much-loved creator of more than thirty books for young children, including the Caldecott Honor Book Have You Seen My Duckling? and I Love You, Little One. She lives with her husband and daughter in Roxbury, Connecticut.


Author Revealed

Nancy Tafuri
Q. how did you come to write The Big Storm?

A. THE BIG STORM A Very Soggy Counting Book started to bud when Alexandra, (my editor at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) and I were having a phone conversation after her most recent plane trip out to visit her family. Alexandra mentioned how all the flights were canceled because of a big storm. Then I commented on how I can watch the animals outside my studio dash about just before a storm begins and take shelter in the old apple tree out my window. Then Alexandra said, "That would make a good counting book." That's all I needed to hear!

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