The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm

The Rhino Who Swallowed A Storm

eBook - 2014
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Actor and longtime educational advocate LeVar Burton has had more than 30 years' experience speaking directly to children about grown-up situations, and The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm is a story that helps ease the fears and worries of a young child. Mica Mouse lost her house in a terrible storm, and now she trembles when the weather turns rough. She's not so different from other children who've experienced something very disturbing in their life or heard about tragic or frightening events in the news. Mica's father tells her the story of a brave blue rhinoceros who learns how to get through rough times with friendship, helpers, love, and by "feeling your feelings." LeVar Burton has poured a lifetime of experience storytelling to children into The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, and the result is more than a book - it's a manual for finding the light in the midst of dark times.
Publisher: [United States] : Reading Rainbow, 2014
ISBN: 9780990539544
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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OPL_MichelleC Dec 11, 2019

A book-within-a-book about overcoming fear. Told in rhyme with colorful illustrations.

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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