Yesterday We Had A Hurricane re-tells the experience of a hurricane as seen through the eyes of a young child. Young readers will learn all about these big storms that come from the ocean. They'll find out about the effects of wind and rain, as well as some of the more lighthearted and practical alternatives to doing without electricity. Author/Illustrator Deirdre McLaughlin Mercier brings a deft touch and an understanding of her readers to the tale. Her colorful collage illustrations make hurricanes non-threatening and bring them down to "child size" making this book a wonderful resource for parents and schoolteachers. Each page of the story provides an opportunity to talk about the storm and the feelings associated with it. Available in English and in an English/Spanish bilingual edition.