Red Sky at Night by Elly MacKay; illustrated by Elly MacKay. 2018. Cutout paper drawings placed in dioramas and photographed. Published by Tundra.
Brief summary: This beautifully illustrated story is of a grandfather and his two young grandchildren looking outside to the sky to see if they can determine the weather for tomorrow’s fishing adventure. Weather-related sayings and idioms are shared as they enjoy the fishing trip, night of camping, and the next day.
Comments: I recognized some of the weather predicting sayings that I was taught as a child. These three-dimensional illustrations are gorgeous! The story is told with the illustrations. This definitely would be a Caldecott contender if Elly MacKay lived in the USA instead of Canada. Looking forward to more beautiful illustrations from this author/illustrator.
I would house this book in weather 551 or picture books.
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