Red Sky at Night by Elly MacKay
Creative non-fiction like this is wonderful to find, especially aimed at younger audiences–this one is an illustrated book of traditional sayings about the weather (like “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight”). It’s a way to start a conversation about weather, about customs, about the habits of frogs and ladybugs (thanks to the extra section in the back on the accuracy of the sayings). The art is beautiful as well–there’s one two-page spread of small homes on high hills peppered among the ocean with a train whistling in the background that’s especially imaginative and provoking.
I do wish there had been more of a story woven in–something that I know would be difficult when all your text is just traditional sayings (but maybe with some rearranging it could have been done).
(I won this from the LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer giveaway.)