Blue on Blue: 01/16/16
Blue on Blue by Dianne White is a picture book about an approaching rainstorm. Done as as series of colorful engravings and simple word pairs, the book outlines how the changing colors of the sky herald the changing weather.
At the sidelines of this story is a family enjoying a bright sunny day and using the bright blue warmth to line dry their laundry. That quickly changes though as the clouds roll in and the first big drops begin to fall. Soon the sky is lit up with sheets of lightning.
For children living in the rolling countryside these summer storms will be familiar and the book could be used to talk about storms and personal experiences. For children growing up in places where summer is the dry season, the book can be used to experience the quixotic nature of summer rains.