When dark clouds gather in the distance, two friends come together to comfort each other through the storm. They shield each other through the rain, make a fort inside, and play games between claps of thunder. Through it all, they come back to a consistent plea: Stay. Stay through the storm.
A story to bring hope in times of trouble, Stay Through the Storm is a moving reminder that we're never alone even when things seem darkest.
"Stay Through the Storm is a lovely book about the power of friendship and togetherness, especially when times are difficult. On the literal level, it gives young readers ways to cope with the storm outside, while using the storm as a metaphor for tumultuous times that people may endure. And the illustrations are warm, inviting, and so very charming! Rowland has a way of making difficult topics digestible for young readers."
—JaNay Brown-Wood, author of Imani's Moon
"A sweet, uplifting book that shows the best way to get through any sort of storm is with the help of a good friend. A warm, reassuring story about overcoming life's storms -- big or small."
—Pat Zietlow Miller, author of Be Kind
"Joanna Rowland's Stay Through the Storm, a sweet story about friendship and being courageous during a scary time, reads like a much-needed hug. Honestly, the world could use a lot more hugs--and books like this--right now."
—Erin Dealey, author of Grandpa's Favorite, Grandma's Favorite and K is for Kindergarten
"Children who tremble at lightning and thunder will find comfort in this sweet picture book about overcoming fears with the help of a good friend."
—Linda Joy Singleton, author of Crane and Crane
"A moving tribute to friendship and all the ways it can help us face life's greatest storms."
—Jenny Lundquist, author of The Carnival of Wishes and Dreams
Preschool (3-5 years)
9.25 x 9.25
Tuesday, May 7, 2019