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.
"This is a lovely and contemplative look at what tends to be the focus for many of our days."
"An immersive, inviting mix of appealing art and information."
"This would work wonderfully as an introduction in a weather unit, as well as a lovely nature-themed read-aloud."
"The beautiful grey washed paintings in Look at the Weather evoke a sense of peace and reflect the vastness of Earth."
"The details encourage both careful, continuous observation and appreciation for the endless varieties of weather."