Wonderfully wild, mixed media illustrations and a rumbustious telling full of invitingly join-in-able words, seamlessly combine to create a terrific intergenerational celebration of imaginative play set against roaring winds and pouring rain.
We see two intrepid adventurers – a Grandpa unsuitably clad only in shorts, sweater and flip flops and his grandchild who at least has boots – undertaking a stamping stomping, clattering, splattering wild romp on the seashore as they follow the footprints in their search for storm dragons. They board a ‘pirate ship’, weigh the anchor, look through the spyglass and … AAHHH! The chase is on. They find dragon jewels and even a dragon baby but will they find that dragon mummy, or will the dragon find them before they reach the safety of their own front door once more? Indeed what or who is the real storm dragon?
If you’re after a cracking read aloud picture book to set the scene and inspire some exuberant outdoor play of the creative kind – rain or shine – then look no further: this book is the perfect starting point. From front endpapers to back endpapers, it’s simply superb.