The Longest Storm is a story about a single father and his three children that are forced to stay at home to weather a storm. After a while it starts to become awkward, they get on each other’s nerves, and it is exhausting. One night they hear a storm outside that shakes the house and turns the lights off. They slowly gather into one bed and remember how much they value each other.
This book shares the battles we have all been facing with COVID, but never mentions COVID by name, which I enjoy because it gives it hidden meaning and encourages the reader to make inferences. This also means it can be used for other moments of family conflicts and crises. It touches lightly on the subject with simple concepts that are wonderful for young children trying to navigate to difficult times.
Author and Illustrator: Dan Yaccarino
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