This is a cute book. Rufus, the family dog, is excited about going on a picnic with his family until he sees storm clouds rolling in. He barks and barks but everyone is so excited they just ignore his warnings. Finally, they are about to head out and as a last resort to stall them he runs and hides all over the house. Finally when thunder booms Rufus comes out and the family stays in until the rain stops. The pictures are so cute and you and your child can find Rufus in all the pages.