Belle Yang is the author-illustrator of the companion board books A Nest in Springtime and Summertime Rainbow, as well as Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond; Hannah Is My Name; and Always Come Home to Me, a Chinese American Librarians Association Best Children's Book. She lives in California.
A sweet story with lovely illustrations to boot, developmentally
pitch-perfect for older babies and toddlers.
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Yang's simplified gouache paintings picture the spiky brown
hedgehog crawling over green fields covered with spiraling grasses,
windblown cattails, and fallen autumn leaves, the storm providing
ample opportunities for onomatopoeia: "Crack! Baroom! The sky
sounds angry." Chinese characters appear alongside the English
narration, and a pinyin translation at book's end allows readers to
see how sound effects translate.