Kid’s Book Review: Meet the Weather

Kid’s Book Review: Meet the Weather

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

WHOOOOSH! We’re off on an exciting adventure in our hot-air balloon to say hello to all the different kinds of weather that make up our world.

Packed with vibrant, zany illustrations of everything from rainy rainforests to snowy mountains, arching rainbows and stormy seas this rhyming picture book is an introduction to all different kids of weather. With lots of talking points and new vocabulary with is a fun way to introduce a STEM concept to a toddler, either at home or in a nursery setting.

We are confident that young meteorologists will love joining in with the rhymes and spotting the details in pictures just as Freida did (scroll down to read the genuine comments of a mum and her 3-year old)


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Caryl Hart Author

Caryl Hart writes picture books and young fiction and loves walking her dog and sitting in cafes and libraries. She runs creative literacy workshops for schools and libraries. She has written Whiffy Wilson, How to Catch a Dragon, Welcome to Alien School, How to Catch a Dinosaur, Supermarket Zoo, The Princess and the Peas, The Princess and the Presents, Catch That Rat, and Big Box Little Box.

Beth Woollvin is an award-winning illustrator. Our kids’ panel also reviewed another fairy-tale picture book Bethan wrote and illustrated called  I Can Catch A Monster.

Check out our kid’s review of another book Caryl and Beth have created called Meet the Oceans

Book Review

I loved the rainbow

Freida loved the book, the illustrations were beautiful and very bright and colourful which kept her attention.

Freida especially liked the rainbow page and the last page which was an overview of all the weather types. On this page she spent quite a few minutes pointing at every weather type and stating what she liked and didn’t like. It was a good page to draw conclusions on the whole book.

She liked both the dog and the little girl and enjoyed trying to spot them on each page as we joined them on their adventure.

Plot line was fine, nothing too tricky for Freida to follow. It was fun to follow the hot air balloon to the next weather condition, sparking educational chats if uncertain of what some of the weather terms were.

We liked how the book started off setting a scene and asking us a question which made us reflect and intrigued to turn the pages to find out more.

Again, the story finished with a question for us which led Freida to describe all the different sorts of weather she had seen today.

I would certainly recommend the book to those of a similar age, 3-5 years

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Whichever you choose, we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!

Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Freida
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Going to the park, her bike, dancing
  • Dislikes: Soup and loud noises
  • Favourite Book: A House in the Woods by Inga Moore
  • Favourite Song: Let it Go from Frozen
  • Favourite TV Show: Peter Rabbit, the movie