Thunderstorm Dancing

Katrina Germein, illustrated by Judy Watson
AUD $14.99

A rollicking rhyming story about a family who dance up a storm while the wind and rain swirl outside. Rhythm, rhyme and family mayhem. Perfect for reading aloud, this playful, energetic story will have young children leaping into action.

NOTABLE : 2016 CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood

When a sunny day at the beach turns stormy, a little girl runs for cover. Her daddy and brothers are wild in the wind and lightning, and her poppy is as loud as thunder. They fill the house with stamping and crashing while Granny plays piano to their riotous thunderstorm dancing, until the storm passes and they all fall down. Then, in the stillness, the girl is ready to play. What will she be, now that the rain has stopped and there's a glimmer of sunlight?

'A joyful and vibrant story, perfect to read (or sing) aloud and dive straight into the action... Preschoolers will be stamping their feet for more.' - Reading Time

Author bio:

Katrina Germein is an early childhood teacher and bestselling children's author. She writes about family, fun, and the natural environment. Katrina's popular titles include Before You Were Born (illustrated by Helene Magisson), Big Rain Coming (illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft), and the My Dad Thinks He's Funny series (illustrated by Tom Jellett). She is the recipient of a Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award and many Children's Book Council Notable listings. Katrina has an energetic dog named Mango, who loves the beach as much as she does.

Judy Watson has illustrated a number of children's books, including Goodnight Mice! by Frances Watts, which won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction in 2012, Searching for Cicadas by Lesley Gibbes, shortlisted for the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books in the 2020 CBCA Book of the Year awards, and Leonard Doesn't Dance by Frances Watts which was selected by the International Youth Library for the White Ravens 2020 Catalogue. Judy is married with two teenage children, a three-legged mixed breed dog, several chickens and a changing array of foster cats. She lives and works in Frankston South in a house overlooking the Upper Sweetwater Creek Reserve. You can subscribe to Judy's blog at or follow her on Instagram @judywatsonart

Category: Children's
ISBN: 9781760527150
Awards: Long-listed CBCA Book of the Year, Early Childhood 2016 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: January 2022
Page Extent: 32
Format: Paperback
Age: 3 - 6
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational