Alvaro F. Villa, artist
Picture Window Books
1710 Roe Crest Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
9781404880061, $15.95, www.CapstonePub.com
"Flood" is a haunting story told in pictures about a disastrous flood that threatens a family's home. Created in a partnership of Capstone with Save the Children to help raise funds for the domestic emergency fund that helps families weather severe crises and natural disasters, "Flood" is a dramatic and poetic visual narrative of the experience of a family whose home is flooded. Children can learn by observing the detailed illustrations to retell the events of the family preparations, the impending weather change and the family's evacuation to safety before the flood. The final pictures convey a positive message about the power of rebuilding, repairing and replacing what the flood had damaged. A handy Reader's Guide with tips for reading and discussing a wordless picture book with children can help parents guide their children to get the most out of a book like "Flood".