Blue Sky by Audrey Wood

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Bestselling author/illustrator Audrey Wood uses simple words and stunning art to celebrate the ever-changing sky.

In Audrey Wood's bright, new concept book, a child and his family experience the fun of a sunny-sky day at the beach, then the electricity of a thunder-storm sky, and finally the magical delight of a rainbow sky. After the night sky fills up with stars, readers will be soothed by the pleasure of wishing on a star.
Using only two words per page-"Blue Sky" "Cloud Sky" "Storm Sky"-Wood's enthusiastic playfulness will encourage young readers to make up their own simple descriptions of the sky above.
Years ago, a teacher told Audrey how rarely her young students looked up. She asked them to begin watching the sky every day and keeping sky journals. They loved it! And soon that teacher saw great improvement in their learning, observing, and test-taking skills.
Beautiful, joyful, and educational, BLUE SKY invites us all to be creative in the way we engage with the world--all the ingredients that have made Audrey Wood's books popular and timeless among readers young and old.
 

About Audrey Wood

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Audrey Wood has been writing award-winning children's books for more than thirty years, and she is a fourth-generation artist. She often collaborates with her husband, Caldecott Honor illustrator Don Wood (THE NAPPING HOUSE; KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB), and she created many bestselling books with their son, Bruce Wood (ALPHABET MYSTERY; TEN LITTLE FISH). Audrey has illustrated numerous popular books herself, including SILLY SALLY, LITTLE PENGUIN'S TALE, and A DOG NEEDS A BONE. She lives with her husband in Hawaii, under the blue sky, rain sky, and changing-all-day sky.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by The Blue Sky Press. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Readers follow him (and his family and stuffed monkey) through a series of double-page spreads during which the firmament changes from “Cloud Sky / Rain Sky / Storm Sky” to the eventual “Wish Sky / Sleep Sky / Dream Sky.” There is no particular rhythm or rhyme scheme;

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Wood (The Napping House) exuberantly blends outrageous exaggeration with fantastical geography lessons: Pa Bunyan scoops out Niagara Falls to enable Teeny to shower an infestation of pesky bears from her maple syrup-ridden hair;

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There’s an extreme quality to several of the scenes: a triple rainbow (what does it mean?) appears in the “rainbow sky” spread, and the sun blazes yellow and orange in beachy scenarios dedicated to “sun sky” and “sunset sky.” Wood leaves readers with a touch of whimsy, with the boy ...

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This book reminds us all to take the time to look up and enjoy the constantly changing sky.

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