A little boy is excited about a trip to the beach with his parents planned for the following day. But a bad storm is coming, and he is worried they won't be able to go. He watches as the sky grows darker through the afternoon. Then the storm arrives! At bedtime, with the storm raging, he huddles under the covers to muffle the frightening sounds of the howling wind and driving rain, and soon, worry and disappointment give way to slumber and dreams. Can the mighty ship in his imagination sail him to blue skies by morning? An everyday experience reaches new heights in this rich, child's-eye view of plans foiled by weather. The evocative charcoal illustrations and spare text bring to life this story of anticipation, disappointment and nature's might. The Storm is the perfect book for quiet storytime on a gray, rainy day.