Mary E. Evans Pens 'Thunder and Lightning'
Middle school teacher, poet and now a published author, Mary E. Evans shares a playful picture book that will entertain children of all ages. Readers are invited to witness the biggest event in the sky as Thunder and Lightning battle it out to determine who beats who.
What happens when one brings to life a huge acoustic sound wave and a gigantic spark of static electricity? Science tells people that they get "Thunder and Lightning!" Now, everyone is encouraged to imagine what would happen if these two fictional characters get into a big fight on a dim dark Saturday night. If curious enough, then all are welcome to follow the two greats as they battle back and forth. Readers witness as Thunder and Lightning whimsically banter as the clouds and the stars cheer them on. At the end, all will question "Who Won The Fight? Who Won The Fight? Who Knocked Who, Out Of Sight?"
Simple in nature, Evans' "Thunder and Lightning" is fun to hear or read aloud, and exciting to view through the amazing illustrations that capture each of the character's emotions and behaviors throughout the book. A rhyming picture book filled with beautiful illustrations and catchy lines, this tale has that infectious cadence that entices both parents and children to learn more about the intriguing battle between the "Thunder and Lightning." Full of rich literary devices, many teachers will enjoy incorporating "Thunder and Lightning" in a creative writing or poetry unit at many grade levels, as well.
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About the Author
Mary E. Evans, aka Maryee, a member of SCBWI, is an avid writer of poetry and lyrical content. She has infused her love for education and enlightenment of others by way of sharing on internet sites and spoken-word appearances throughout the country. A middle school math teacher who loves to find creative ways to reach her students, Mary uses songs and storytelling to engage and ignite learning. Her combined talents have been the driving force behind her first children's picture book, "Thunder and Lightning!"
Thunder and Lightning * by Mary E. Evans
Publication Date: May 21, 2014
Picture Book; $21.99; 30 pages; 9781493167029
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 30 pages; 9781493167036
e-book; $3.99; 9781493167043
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