Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home by Guojing

Reviewed by Taylor H (Library Staff)

I think what initially drew me to Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home was that the dog looks just like one of my dogs, but I also can’t say enough good things about the story itself. In this wordless picture book, a young woman finds a homeless dog under a park bench. The dog is very timid and runs away. Over the course of the book, the woman tries to gain the dog’s trust. After days of trying, the story culminates in a fierce thunderstorm, and readers see whether or not the woman’s attempts were successful.

The artwork renders this heartwarming story beautifully, following the woman and the dog through a mix of small and large art panels. Not only that, but the wordless nature of the book gives children and parents the opportunity to interpret what the two characters might be thinking and/or feeling. I never thought a picture book could make me so emotional, and it has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. I highly recommend this book!

Available through the Bridges Library System

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