Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
In this companion to the bestselling Picture a Tree, Barbara Reid has us look up . . . way up
Wherever we may be, we share the same sky. But every hour, every day, every season, whether in the city or the forest, it is different. The sky tells many stories: in the weather, in the clouds, in the stars, in the imagination. Renowned artist Barbara Reid brings her unique vision to a new topic – the sky around us. In brilliant Plasticine illustrations, she envisions the sky above and around us in all its moods.
Picture the sky. How do you feel?
About the author
Barbara Reid réalise des illustrations avec de la pâte à modeler pour ensuite laisser le soin à son conjoint, Ian Chrisler de les photographier. Barbara a signé plusieurs livres à titre d'auteure malgré qu'elle avoue ne pas éprouver autant de plaisir à écrire une histoire qu'à l'illustrer. Elle a gagné plusieurs prix dont le prix du Gouverneur général et en 2014, le prix Libris dans la catégorie album illustré. Elle est aussi membre de l'Ordre de l'Ontario et de l'Ordre du Canada. Barbara vit à Toronto.
BARBARA REID is one of Canada’s most renowned creators of picture books, including Picture the Sky (Imagine le ciel), Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow and The Party. Her vibrant dimensional illustrations make her work a favourite around the world, and she has received many honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the UNICEF Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and CBC’s Fan Choice Award. In 2013, Barbara was made a member of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the Canadian children’s literature community. She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, photographer Ian Crysler. Visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.
- Short-listed, TD Canadian Children's Literature Award
- Winner, CBC Best Books of the Year
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection
- Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
- Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year
Praise for Picture the Sky
“In this aesthetically pleasing homage, Reid obliges young readers to contemplate the sky in all its not-always-blue expansive magnificence." – Kirkus
* “A wonderfully open-ended picture book for reading aloud, it's sure to lead children outdoors, or at least to the nearest window.” – Booklist, starred review