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Review: “Red Sky at Night” by Elly MacKay

Take a wondrous journey through weather lore with two children in Elly MacKay’s latest book, “Red Sky at Night.”

With her characteristically luminous painted paper-cut diorama illustrations, MacKay brings the wonder of weather to life through the eyes and experiences of a boy and girl as they go on an adventure with their grandfather. With one short weather aphorism per page, this book is more a feast for the eyes and soul that takes you wandering through the wild and leads you right back to the comforts of home. This picture book is one to savor slowly, like hot chocolate on a cold day. Give it a try. You’ll like it! Good for all ages of children who like to sit and wonder.


Andrea W., Youth Services