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The creator of the popular Hello Seasons! books presents a child-friendly introduction to weather that features a diverse assortment of kids playing in the changing seasons, gardening, recycling and learning about climate change. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

"Seasons, precipitation, wind, clouds, storms, climate change, and other weather-related phenomena are explained for young readers. Includes glossary"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

It is hot outside? Why does it rain? Are tornados and twisters the same thing? The wonders of weather are explained to young children.

Photos of puffy clouds, dramatic storms, and rainbows alternate with buoyant portraits of a diverse group of children experiencing the natural world. Seasons, precipitation, wind, clouds, storms, and climate change are all introduced in a format that younger children can grasp from a trusted name in children's nonfiction.

From the author-photographer behind the celebrated Hello Seasons! series, What's the Weather? continues Shelley Rotner's exploration of the world around us. Rotner has also worked as a National Geographic photographer and is a former kindergarten teacher. Back matter includes a statement from a climatologist and a thorough glossary. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of more than thirty books, including Families. Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly include Shades of People, an ALA Notable Children's Book, and her solo work includes Hello Spring!, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. She lives in Northampton, MA. - (Random House, Inc.)

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With a line or two of text and at least one photo on each page, this eye-catching book offers children a basic introduction to weather. Topics include seasonal changes, hot and cold locales, wind, clouds, rain, snow, storms, and climate change. The arrangement of topics allows each to flow smoothly into the next. Rotner's clearly written sentences seem to accompany the photos, rather than the other way around. While her books may be best known for her appealing photos of people (particularly children) from racially diverse backgrounds, this colorful, wide-format volume also includes many fine pictures of nature, illustrating topics as varied as sleet, a rainbow, and a beach on a day when the weather changes from sunny to foggy. In a beautiful winter scene, bare tree branches, full of birds, are silhouetted against a light-gray sky. The endpapers display a dozen photos of clouds, while the book's endearing jacket photo features a young girl buttoning her raincoat. A worthwhile read-aloud choice for starting conversations or for introducing classroom units on weather. Preschool-Grade 3. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

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