Chryseis initially wrote this story in her notebook. She then shared the story with her family.
With the help of her mother, they went on to illustrate her book.
Chryseis’ story gives us an insight to the innocence of her experiences, emotions and thoughts. It inspires us to reflect on relationships through the lens of a child, whether intentional or otherwise, around the importance of being inclusive, embracing differences and accepting diversity.
The handwritten font used in this book is relatable to children and is aimed at creating interest in reading. The font sizes were selected to bring about an engaging story-telling experience with a touch of fun.
Capturing Thunder is a children's book that encourages children to take the first step in confronting their fears. Written by Chryseis Knight, the author of The Great Big Lion, Capturing Thunder dives into the early childhood fears of thunderstorms particularly the Roar, Rumble, Clap, Crackle sounds associated with thunder.
The main character in this book is Little Bear who is, as you guessed it, quite afraid of thunder. One day during a thunderstorm, he hides under his bed, calling out to his dad. Together, they both embark on a magical adventure to meet Thunder himself!
This is a great book that addresses social themes around self-confidence, character building and overcoming fear.
Capturing Thunder is an easy fiction read, styled as a picture book making it perfect for little ones.
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