Sometimes we get lucky and we find a picture book that can speak even more to adults than it can to children. Weatherboy is one of those books.
This is a book about a very special little boy. A boy whose moods alter the weather. A boy who, from an early age, has heavy demands placed on him by those around him. The first time we see drawings of anyone else, they are depicted as circus clowns, pointing and jeering. All the boy wanted was to be free to be himself. Accepted. This didn’t happen.
But then there is another special little boy. He has a different quirk. He, too, was surrounded by circus folk, though they were warmer and more accepting. Eventually, he and Weatherboy were to make fast friends. But what is there to do when their quirks are opposing?
Read Weatherboy to experience this short but beautiful tale. If your emotions have ever affected those around you (and whose haven’t?), this book will speak to you. If you’ve ever felt that the people around you only took from you, wanting things from you but never giving in return, this book will speak to you. If you feel that people don’t try to understand you, this book will speak to you. If you are happiest when you can be your true self, this book will speak to you.
Note: I received this book for review purposes.