Okay, so I can't take any credit for this--my mother-in-law was here for the week and worked on this project with Juliet, but I had to share because it turned out so cute!
It's a "Weather Pillow" and is inspired by Juliet's recent fascination with all things weather-related. She described what she wanted to sew onto the pillow and her grandma cut out the pieces for her and helped her as she sewed them on.
We've got a moon, a rain cloud with lighting and jewel raindrops, a tornado, and a sun. I love it.
Not just because Juliet made it, but because she imagined it and brought it to life. Kids have such beautiful imaginations and I'm glad we'll have this tiny piece of it to remind us of her 4 year old ideas.
I don't have any weather specific books, but I do have a few stories with weather elements in them to share:
Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco (thunder, lightening, rainstorm)
The Outdoors Book (Britannica Discovery Library, #10) (weather concepts)
Wilfred to the Rescue (Brambly Hedge) by Alan McDonald (features a flood)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum--this is the only story I can think of with a tornado! And even though I have not read it to Juliet, I have told her the story (a very abbreviated version) a few times. Does anyone know of any picture books with tornados in them?
Moon Mouse by Adelaide Holl is a sweet moon story.
What are your favorite weather book picks?