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When the storm is approaching there is nothing to fear,
the sound of thunder is a nice thing to hear.

The flashing of light from the lightning up high,
is the best way to see the storm saying hi.
The raindrops are wet; of fresh air they smell,
When they fall on your tongue they taste good as well.
Once night has come and it is time for bed,
the touch of a kiss is soothing on your head.
And as sleep drifts into a wonderful dream,
think of the Calm of the Storm; it’s not
as scary as it may seem!

Coupled with simple but captivating illustrations, Calm of the Storm uses cleverly formulated rhymes that embrace the five senses to walk a child through the positive and fun things that a storm can bring; and to add a little bit of fun there is a ‘find the bird’ on each spread.

About The Author

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It was at a young age that David found his love for the written word. He enjoyed sitting quietly and reading a range of genres with his favourites including history, science-fiction and encyclopedias.

At the age of 14, he found his passion for writing and began penning his first novel before setting his sights on the world of journalism. In 2011, David began working with a small independent newspaper in Shepparton, Victoria and honed his writing, spelling and punctuation and interviewing.

What followed was over a decade in experience working in the communications and marketing industry, before he published his first children’s illustrated book, ‘Calm of the Storm,’ in 2019, followed by ‘Light in the Dark’ in 2020. Today, David still enjoys reading history and science-fiction, but has gained a passion for true crime and thrillers.

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