Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name…one that’s all his own. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he’s done like Touch the Clouds, or Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth. But just when Little Thunder thinks all hope is lost, dad picks the best name…Lightning! New York Times bestseller Sherman Alexie’s lyrical text celebrates the special relationship between father and son.
This is the CD version of Thunder Boy, a picture book by Sherman Alexie who is a National Book Award winning author whose work includes The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It’s illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winner Yuyi Morales. Like Thunder Boy Jr., Sherman Alexie was named after his father and he wasn’t too happy about it. This CD is sure to be a welcomed addition to complement this favorite picture book.
I LOVE THIS BOOK! The story is heart-warming. The illustrations are big and bold and shiny! It’s a great addition to the growing Native American contemporary realistic fiction repertoire. Sherman Alexie does it again – another winner!