This fun collection of poems about the weather is a good way to "lure beginning readers—and also younger listeners—to the joy of sounds that make sense." (Booklist)
Booklist praised the range and approachability of the poems collected in this 64-page Level 3 I Can Read collection, "from the catchy nonsense of X. J. Kennedy's 'Snowflake Souffle' to the simple, surprising imagery of Valerie Worth's 'Sun' to Hopkins's own onomatopoeic 'Thunder,' [with] short lines, satisfying rhyme, and physicalness of the words."
Weather is a Level Three I Can Read book. Level 3 includes many fun subjects kids love to read about on their own. Themes include friendship, adventure, historical fiction, and science. Level 3 books are written for early independent readers. They include some challenging words and more complex themes and stories.
Lee Bennett Hopkins was an acclaimed poet and anthologist. His work was recognized with the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association, the National Council of Teachers of English Excellence in Poetry for Children Award, the Christopher Award, and many more. As Lee Bennett Hopkins said: “Poetry and I fit together. I can’t imagine being without it. It is food and drink, it is all seasons, it is the stuff of all existence.”
Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees; A Pet for Me: Poems; and the ALA Notable Children's Book Surprises. The recipient of a Christopher Award and the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature," Mr. Hopkins lives in Florida.
Melanie Hall is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including the I Can Read Book Weather: Poems for All Seasons, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and the Parents' Choice Award– winning book on Hanukkah by Cathy Goldberg Fishman. Ms. Hall lives in Olivebridge, New York.