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Windsongs

Poems about Weather

Illustrated by Douglas Florian

About The Book

Discover the fascinating world of weather through clever and entertaining poetry in this “delightfully sunny” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) picture book from celebrated poet Douglas Florian, creator of Dinothesaurus, Poetrees, and UnBEElievables.

Weather describes our atmosphere. Like whether it’s cloudy, or whether it’s clear. Whether it’s freezing, or frosty, or cool. Whether it’s snowing—today there’s no school!

Learn about all sorts of weather all over the world, from a regular rainy day to a hurricane, from fog to frost, from droughts to dewy mornings. With clever poems perfect for reading aloud and fact-filled backmatter, young readers can explore both everyday and once-in-a-lifetime natural phenomena.

About The Author

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including How to Draw a DragonUnBEElievablesPoetrees, and Dinothesaurus. He lives with his family in New York.

About The Illustrator

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Douglas Florian is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including How to Draw a DragonUnBEElievablesPoetrees, and Dinothesaurus. He lives with his family in New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books (May 28, 2024)
  • Length: 48 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665937733

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Raves and Reviews

“Florian provides nuggets of facts embedded in playful rhymes, often with surprise endings or a humorous slant. The poems are notable for their strong rhythms, pleasing repetition, and clever wordplay.”

– The Horn Book

* "In 20 expertly crafted poems, Florian illuminates the origins, types, and effects of weather.... Appealing information in a delightfully sunny package."

– Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW, 3/15/24

"This nonfiction picture book blends the beauty of weather with the ­elegance of poetry through its unique and memorable style....A unique and accessible title that helps young children connect to weather in a foundational and introductory manner."

– School Library Journal, 4/1/24

"Being, as usual, both clever and informative, Florian sprinkles this quick summer shower of verses on weather-related topics with playfully delivered truisms (“Lightning is frightening!”) and facts.... A brisk, breezy sampler; the forecast calls for repeat readings."

– Booklist, 5/1/24

“All sorts of weather are celebrated in Florian’s latest poetic offering, blending science, humor, and creativity for a STEAM-ready, informative collection.”

– The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, 5/1/24

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