"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)"
Florida Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award nominee (2016-2017)
New York State Reading Association’s Charlotte Award nominee (2018)