Gus and Sully Watch the Weather

Gus and Sully Watch the Weather
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May 07, 2024
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What’s the weather like today? Let’s see! Award-winning author-illustrator Steve Light, a preschool teacher himself, draws on a morning routine beloved by many young children.

When Gus the rhino and Sully the mouse check out the weather each morning, they see and feel the same thing, but they experience it a different way. Bright sun is too hot for Gus and perfect for beach-loving Sully. Clouds inspire Gus’s imagination (“I see a bunny!”) but they just look like clouds to Sully. The wind is perfect for kite-flying for one, but threatens to blow someone small away. Whether rain or snow or sleet, Gus and Sully are on the spot, reporting back in their unique way. Wielding ink and watercolor, Steve Light ventures into an appealing new art style with a simple, funny board book ideal for children just beginning to explore the wide world around them.

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Steve Light draws upon his preschool teacher background to create a board book about the weather in GUS & SULLY WATCH THE WEATHER. Each spread depicts a weather word with fun illustrations where one of the characters enjoys the type and the other does not. I also like that the characters engage in an activity for each type of weather, like during snow you can build snow creatures. This allows the reader to think about their feelings about the different weather and what they like to do. Overall, this book introduces great weather-related vocabulary perfect for babies- preschool children. This book helps bring awareness to the outside world. It would make the perfect jumping-off point to introduce a routine of looking at the real-life weather which can lead to a study about the seasons. The illustrations and colors are engaging and the characters have relatable emotions both good and bad towards the weather. I also like the understated message that we don’t all enjoy the same things and that is okay.
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