Look at the Weather

Look at the Weather

Book - 2018
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"A meditative, immersive take on the weather around us. Sophisticated nonfiction picture book with informational content. Illustrated with striking atmospheric paintings. Includes calls to action for the reader, inviting them to observe and inquire about the outdoors. 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. 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 link 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."--
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, Owlkids Books,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781771472869
Branch Call Number: J 551.5 TEC
Characteristics: 150 pages :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Tanaka, Shelley - Translator

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VaughanPLKelly Apr 08, 2019

This is a beautifully illustrated book which explores the weather.

Ms_Gaye Jan 31, 2019

This is a lovely book with simple explanations and appealing images, divided into 4 sections: Sun, Rain, Ice & Snow, Extreme Weather. The author occasionally asks questions to allow the reader a chance to reflect on particular elements of weather - "Some people love to feel the rain on their face...Do you?" Ages 5-9

nmaryann Apr 23, 2018

Britta Teckentrup lyrically explores the subject of weather. She presents information about wind, rain, clouds, sun, storms, hail, and many other forms of weather alongside beautiful paintings of the respective weather phenomenon described. I really appreciate her focus on inquiry, posing a range of questions about weather for readers to consider and explore as they read such as: Does rain want to make you run for cover? Or does it make you want to jump and splash in puddles? / Have you ever watched the early morning sky turn from night to light as the sun peeks over the horizon? How many colors can you see? A great resource for K-3. Includes a supportive glossary of the weather discussed in the book.

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