A long time ago, when the world was young, Father Time and Mother nature talked about how to parent the earth, sea and sky. They decided that Father Time would be in charge of sunrises, sunsets, tides, waves, hours, minutes and seconds. Mother Nature would be in charge of the climate and the changing seasons, including flowers blooming, grass growing, wheat ripening, and the leaves turning colors. Mother Nature decided when to cause the winds to blow, the rain to fall, and when the majestic storm clouds would build into hurricanes and turn into tornadoes, but Father Time decided how long each one could last before it was to pass. The animals learn how to protect and care for themselves in different types of weather and animals always know about the changes in weather before we do. We can learn from them! Let the animals' instinctive behaviors teach you how to prepare for the weather and to keep you safe.
Author: Mindy Cook (Wichita, Kansas)
Illustrator: Melanie Regier (Kansas)
40 pages, full color, paperback, ©2014