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What Does the Sky Say?
PAPERBACK; Published: 12/6/2002
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5247-2
Price: $ 9.00
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 8.5 x 11.625

Ages 4-8
Full-color Illustrations Throughout

DESCRIPTION
"What does the sky say?" a child asks.
What does it say on a winter day, or on a
Saturday night, or when the rain beats on its chest,
or its mouth is full of moon?


A child watches the sky in changing seasons and in all kinds of weather and learns to listen to its voice.

In What Does the Sky Say? author Nancy White Carlstrom's imaginative and poetic text encourages all readers, both very young and older, to wake up to and participate in the opportunities for joy and learning each day offers. And Tim Ladwig's extraordinary illustrations perfectly capture the moods of weather and season, the magic of childhood, and our deep connection to all creation and its Creator.



AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
National Outdoor Book Award, Winner (2011)
REVIEWS
Christian Library Journal
"This picture book is greatly enhanced by the realistic illustrations of each of the sky's wondrous displays. What Does the Sky Say will delight not only children, but will also captivate adults."
Booklist
"A psalm inspires this celebration of the sky's changeability and bountiful gifts. Sparkling snow, a rainbow, a magnificent sunset, or a great harvest moon — these things ‘speak' to a little girl who experiences all of them and more as she moves through the pages. Ladwig's pictures depict the sky's moods in broad spreads of scenery. Most compelling, however, are his portraits of the little girl, whose face is lit with interest and enthusiasm for the world around her. A poetic appreciation of the wonders of the sky."
Publishers Weekly
"A joyous prose poem whose swirling, light-drenched illustrations . . . complement the text's sense of wonder."
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
"As the title suggests, this is a rumination on the natural and spiritual in a Q&A form. . . . Sunday-school teachers and others may well be attracted to the model attitudes of the main character, the book's statement of faith, and its overt message that under the sky's ‘wide roof . . . surely there is room for everyone to live in peace.' "
Washington Parent
"A peek outside the window can offer a different type of journey. In Nancy White Carlstrom's What Does the Sky Say?, a little girl connection with the beauty of the world above, a world whose vast blue and traveling clouds tend to be ignored by us adults as we hurry about our daily business. Carlstrom's lyrical text and Tim Ladwig's luminous illustrations explore the moods and mysteries of weather and the changing seasons, from the sky dancing in orange silk to the rain that beats on a favorite sand castle. Great for reading aloud, this book encourages child and parent alike to share their own perceptions of the sky."