In Korea each summer, the monsoon rains can be incessant. One night, my daughter was awakened by the loud thunder and was scared to go back to sleep and so I began to tell her the story of The Thunderous Hello. A friendly cloud who is only trying to say hello but it just happens to sound like a loud bang. The story is meant to help your child think about that loud thunder in a more friendly manner. The Thunderous Hello is a bilingual children's book written in both English and Korean.
Hallie Bradley wrote this book with her daughter in mind as she found her daughter wanted to be read every bedtime story twice, once in English and again in Korean. Either her or her husband were translating on the fly, or they had to buy one book in each language so she began to write. After writing the story, Jeemin Yoon retold the peaceful story in Korean. The illustrator Raquel P. Cruz utilized imagery from both western and Korean perspectives to meld this lovely storybook into one calming and creative experience. It's a storybook that is perfect for multicultural families with young readers or listeners.
The Thunderous Hello is available on Amazon.com for those readers abroad but available here on The Soul of Seoul | Inspired for residents in Korea only. Thank you for understanding.