Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco

Recommendation: Recommended

Do you have a child who's afraid of thunderstorms?  In this book a young girl overcomes her fear of thunderstorms with a little help from her Grandmother - and a family recipe for Thunder Cake. Hurry, we must gather the ingredients and get the cake in the oven before the storm is over or it won't be a real Thunder Cake!

Positives: I enjoyed the fact that her Grandmother took the time to help her overcome her fear. There is a recipe for Thunder Cake at the end of the book that my daughter and I will be trying out soon, just for fun! I also loved the Russian look of the illustrations.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: Remind your child of God's omnipotence - that He is the all-powerful God.  Job 38 is a reminder to us of His great power and might - He is in control of every single drop of rain that falls on the earth, and the thunder, lightning, hail and snow that fall as well. God is also our Protector and the one we must trust. Psalm 56:3 has been quoted during many thunderstorms in our home.

Age Level: 2-8 years old

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