The Mighty Sound of Thunder to Unfurl in New Picture Book

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Author Sandra K. Chesser’s new Xlibris release to be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit

From self-published author Sandra K. Chesser comes a delightful picture book that lets children hear claps of thunder—or so it seems. Released through Xlibris, Is That Thunder? introduces two young children who confuse the sound of thunder with different kinds of noise.

The story begins on a sunny day at the beach, where siblings Austin and Ashley hear a loud noise from the sky. Soon, the sky turns gray and drops of rain stop the children’s playtime. The children then learn from their mother that what they heard is the sound of thunder. However, during the succeeding days, the children begin to hear other sounds which they thought were claps of thunder: the roaring of the jet, a loud booming radio, a motorcycle roaring down the street, and so on.

Will they learn to identify the true sound of thunder? Chesser invites young readers to discover for themselves in Is That Thunder?

This book will be featured at this year’s New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 2-5, 2010. For more information, log on to

About the Author
Sandra (Sandy) K. Chesser was born in Michigan and has lived many years in Florida with her husband, Jim. Chesser is a mother of four grown children and is also a grandmother. She loves working with children. She has been a teacher most of her life in church, preschool, and elementary settings. Chesser likes reading inspirational books, going on work mission trips to Mexico, writing, playing and watching sports, gardening, and having fun with her family.

Is That Thunder? * by Sandra K. Chesser
Publication Date: July 12, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4535-1177-0

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