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Look at the Weather

by Britta Teckentrup, translated by Shelley Tanaka

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list price: $21.95
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published: April 2018
ISBN:9781771472869
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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When you stop to think about it, weather is incredible: it’s whimsical, varied, ever-present, sometimes destructive and other times, beautiful. This immersive illustrated nonfiction book is an invitation for readers to ponder weather and approach it with a newfound sense of understanding, awe, and wonder.

Through four chapters—sun, rain, ice and snow, and extreme weather—this book explores different weather phenomena, from rainbows and sunsets to clouds, frost, and rainstorms. Moments of distress and destruction are offset by the calm after a storm or the peaceful feeling of a blanket of fresh snow.

Evocative paintings convey the sheer power of weather, while lyrical text captures the richness of our natural environment. The book takes an inspiring tone rather than an exhaustive, factual one. The book explicitly makes the links between extreme weather, climate change, and human activity, and poses questions often, inviting young readers to observe and inquire about their own environment or to imagine other ones.

 

About the Authors
Britta Teckentrup is an award-winning illustrator, author, and fine artist. She was born in Hamburg and studied at St Martin's College and the Royal College of Art. She has written and illustrated over 90 children's picture books, published in over 20 countries, and her art has been exhibited at fairs all over the world. Britta now lives in Berlin, Germany with her Scottish husband, son Vincent, and their old cat, Oksar.
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Shelley Tanaka is a fiction editor at Groundwood Books, an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children, and a translator. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
7 to 100
Grade:
1 to 6
Editorial Reviews

"An immersive, inviting mix of appealing art and information."

— Kirkus Reviews - STARRED REVIEW

"This would work wonderfully as an introduction in a weather unit, as well as a lovely nature-themed read-aloud."

— School Library Journal

"This is a lovely and contemplative look at what tends to be the focus for many of our days."

— Sal's Fiction Addiction

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