Meteorologist, TODAY co-anchor, mom. Now Dylan Dreyer can add another credit to the list—children’s book author! The NBC TV personality recently announced her new kid lit pick, Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day.

Dreyer, who is mom to Calvin and Oliver, started planning the book long before she had children. According to TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones, Dreyer first talked about her book plans “seven or eight years ago.”

Fast-forward to the present, and Dreyer’s book dreams have come true. The meteorologist uses the weather as a backdrop to help kids understand their feelings.

She said on TODAY, “So Misty, she’s a cloud, you know, and she and her friends are going through all of the things our kids are going through, but when Misty has a really bad day, her day turns into a giant thunderstorm.” Dreyer continued, “That impacts everyone around her, including folks on the ground, like Claire, whose baseball game just got rained out, so now Claire’s as grumpy as Misty up in the sky.”

The new children’s book author posted a pic of the cover on her Instagram page and wrote, “THE SECRET IS OUT!!! Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day has been a passion project of mine for the past 10 years. I’m pinching myself that she’s become a reality. It’s beautifully illustrated by the incredible @scrimmle (Rosie Butcher). She and @alankatzbooks helped me bring Misty to life and I can’t wait for you all to meet her…she’s a little cloud with very big feelings!!”

Misty the Cloud: A Very Stormy Day will hit stores and online book-seller sites on Sep. 14. Pre-order the book now for $18.99 (hardcover) or $10.99 (Kindle) on Amazon right now.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Amazon



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