Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"Red Sky At Night" - a bookwrap

Unwrapping an Excerpt 

☁☂☃☀  Weather Folklore  ☁☂☃☀

"Long ago, here and far away, people looked for clues in nature to predict the weather. They learned from experience by watching the shapes of clouds or noticing the behaviour of animals.  This wisdom was passed down through sayings like the ones in this book."


"Red Sky At Night"
Created by Elly MacKay
Expected on May 2018

Ages: 3-7
Grade Level:  PS-2

Unwrapping some fabulous pictures for you to enjoy

About the book

Written in rhyme, this book is a collection of "weather predictions" some of which I heard my mother say to me and some which were totally unfamiliar which is a good thing because I learned something new.  You are never too old to learn brand new things I always say. 

Here are a few that are included: 

"Red sky at night, a sailor's delight."

"When the dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass."

"No weather is ill if the wind be still."

"Yellow streaks in a sunset sky, wind and daylong rain are nigh."

"Whether it's cold or whether it's hot, we shall have weather, whether or not."

"Ring around the moon, rain will come soon. " 

"Cats leap about and chase their tails to warn of thunderstorms and gales."  Just to cite a few. 

The illustrations enrich the sayings and take them to a whole new level.  Elly MacKay is a paper artist extraordinaire and her crafted creations are simply beautiful.  She skillfully designs family interactions around the weather patterns.  The storyline is not only visually stunning but informative as well.  

I am sure that kids will enjoy these catchy weather aphorisms and will put them into practise to see if they are true in the area of the world that they live in.  Highly recommended.  

Storywraps Rating -  5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author/illustrator

Elly MacKay works from the attic of her old Victorian house in Owen Sound, Canada where she lives with her husband and children. She creates unique images through using layers of paper, light and photography. Elly attended the Nova Scotia College of Art for printmaking but also had an informal education in paper arts by visiting members of the Movable Book Society by train when she was a teen. She now creates picture books and illustrates covers for novels.

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