The Storm by Akiko Miyakoshi; illustrated by Akiko Miyakoshi. Originally printed in Japan 2009. 2016. Charcoal illustrations.
Brief summary: A school boy is told to go straight home after school, as there is a bad storm coming. The boy is upset because he wanted to go the beach with his family. The storm’s winds and rains come along with thunder and lightening causing him to hide under his blankets where he dreams of pushing the storm away. He wakes the next morning to a blue sky.
Comments: The whole book is done in grays matching the mood of the storm. The blue sky on the last page really popped. This would be a good read to students during the weather unit of study.