Look at the Weather

Britta Teckentrup

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.

Britta Teckentrup
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SKU: 201818n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771472869

"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

"The details encourage both careful, continuous observation and appreciation for the endless varieties of weather." - Horn Book - STARRED REVIEW

"The beautiful grey washed paintings in Look at the Weather evoke a sense of peace and reflect the vastness of Earth." - Canadian Review of Materials

"This is a truly lovely and poetic introduction to weather for young naturalists." - Youth Services Book Review

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Publication date

April 15, 2018

Number of pages



Social Studies

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From 7