"Like the animals that live there, Louisiana wetlands can survive even a hurricane.
This lyrical text uses interesting imagery, informal rhyme, and an insistent rhythm to describe the world of the bayou and the wonder of a storm. …At the height of the storm, these double-page spreads become almost black; trees and swamp waters are barely visible. …Dunlavey’s impressionistic illustrations, done with watercolor, ink, pencil, paint, collage, and digital manipulation, are reasonably accurate but still full of mystery.
A reassuring portrayal of a remarkable event in an equally remarkable natural world. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Junior Library Guild selection
Accepted into the Original Art 2015 show by the Society of Illustrators
Huffington Post’s Best Picture Books of 2015
On Earth Magazine’s Best New Green Reads
Florida Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award nominee (2016-2017)
New York State Reading Association’s Charlotte Award nominee (2018)