Why in the world do kids have to go and invent things these days?
In the Cerulean Universe, the world is only just awakening to scientific discovery and invention. And Tart Morning hates change. He’s had the same old quilt since he was twelve, if you know what I mean. And now, thanks to a ground-breaking invention called “the weathernose” – a machine that calculates weather
I think also a good base for a children's' book, with beautiful drawings? :)
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Weathernose was an exceedingly fun read. I read it while I took my daughters to the park one day and it helped me decompress after a week full of adulting 🤣
I loved how it flowed and how real the characters were/are!
It was laugh out loud humor, lighthearted, and very colorful. It reminded me of my childhood and how seriously clueless adults are and that we are all human and that kindness matters.
As awesome and complete as it was, I pray there’s a sequel, maybe a deeper dive into that cerulean w ...more
What an interesting main character Tart was! He was the sort of person who had plenty of flaws that he wasn’t aware of in the slightest. I honestly didn’t like him very much in the beginning because of that, but I soon changed my mind as he began his journey of personal growth. He had a long way to go, and it was marvellous to see how he changed as a result of meeting Cyprus and losing his job.
There were pacing issues. The plot star ...more
Maram Taibah is an author and filmmaker from Saudi Arabia. Born in Montreal and raised in Riyadh, the harsh desert environment pushed her to escape into books at a very young age.
This already inspires me as a reader to grab Taibah’s book. With a life this interesting at a fairly young age, one would expect some interesting stories. And would not be disappointed.
But this is not why I picked up this book.
I chose to rece ...more
I really enjoyed the book. I love children's books, and I am quite sure that if you are also a fan of those, you would also like this.
Tart is an isolated 42 year old man who has forgotten what life is outside his island. He's already contented with being the weatherman. Along with his pet crow, Kra, he spends his time working on predicting the weather. It was what he always does, and he finds comfort in doing the ...more
By turns funny and moving, Weathernose pac ...more
The character development is interesting. I had a seriou ...more
This novella can easily be turned into a Pixar movie with all its light-hearted and fun events. The relationship between the main characters; Tart Morning and Cyprus Korkul, is developed in a smart and fun way. The author plants little surprises here ...more
What was really weird was TART snooping around a 10 year old's house, no matter how it's seen; it's weird. It doesn't matter if some little girl out does you and in hatred you go around snooping a child's home trying to find that thing.
Nevertheless the book is ...more
For more than half of this book I was very sad for Tart. He had lost his job, his credibility, and any hope for an income. He basically had turned into a deranged man bent on getting revenge. I really wasn’t sure if I liked this story or not until I got to the very end.
When Cyprus Korkul was introduced, I HATED her. She came across as the most spoiled child ever. The kind you know has never been told no and treats everyone badly because of ...more
This novella really annoyed me for half the book because it seemed like the children dictated the actions of the adults. For example, why is it up to the child whether the father gave someone a job in the bookstore? The parent should be the parent. Just because a child is smart, does not mean they should have a free for all. This is just one of a few examples. At the beginning, I sympathized with T ...more
I liked everything about this book. It is so lovely, well written, heartfelt and exciting. Don't event let me start about the cover that is just amazing!
I liked both the characters and the plot. Apart from being an entertaining book for children (and adults as well), it also has a teaching quality to itself: telling how people do have it in themselves to be better than even they thought they can be. It is the warmth of heart that wins in the end.
I think this is a great read fo ...more
I found this a really sweet and fun book. I love the writing style, it was melodic. The characters were great and very believable. Tart came across mostly as a bitter man but with good reason. Cyrpess seemed a little too adult at times, but it added to her arogance which came across well.
The story progressed well and I found it charming. I loved where it went and how it ended. I would read more in the series. I w ...more
Easy read, all of a sudden you stop reading the lines, and you become part of the story. Perhaps a bird flying over and seeing all that is written. A beautiful and light-hearted read for adults as well as children. The story flowed so smoothly, and the subtle humor in the character interactions was superb. The images I imagined were so colorful, saturated, and breathtaking. Would love to see it as a movie. 100% recommended
Weathernose is the story of a change of heart, a story of realising one's true dreams and forming friendships. This novella was written beautifully and the characters were wonderful to read about.
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