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Imagine the wonder and excitement of a passing storm. The thunderous sounds and the flashes of lightning create the perfect invitation to cuddle with your family. Children often question the origins of thunder and lightning with limited explanations, mostly ending with fear and dread.

According to, it’s not unusual for children to be afraid of thunder. When there is a thunderstorm and your child gets terrified, simply hug her and calm her down. But don’t just stop there. Helping her overcome her fear requires creativity and patience.

Pursuing many tips found on various psychological books and overcoming phobia websites can certainly help but another way of easing a child’s fright of thunder and lightning can also come in handy — in the form of a picture book!

With vibrant color and stunning illustration, this picture book ignites the imaginations of children, giving life to Thunder and Lightning in physical form, as these two characters banter back and forth in a lyrical style that captivates the reader’s appreciation for two of nature’s most powerful forces.

Author Mary E. Evans (aka Maryee) presents an engaging tale of a fictional fight between two great opponents in the sky and invites children to witness their entertaining encounter as the outcome unfolds – all the while, familiarizing the little ones with the whimsical antics of Thunder and Lightning!

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Book Synopsis

What happens when you bring to life a huge acoustic sound wave and a gigantic spark of static electricity? You get Thunder and Lightning!

Now imagine what would happen if these two fictional characters get into a big fight on a dim dark Saturday night! Follow their battle to see how they whimsically banter back and forth as the clouds and the stars cheer them on. Find out, “Who Won The Fight? Who Won The Fight? Who Knocked Who, Out Of Sight?”

About the author

Mary E. EvansMary 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!”

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