It’s a Sunny Life
An Adventure Fit For Rain or Shine!
by Gary Lezak
Illustrated by Rob Peters
For almost 30 years, before his retirement, meteorologist Gary Lezak was the most trusted and popular weather guru in the region. He also used his celebrity status to promote non-profit animal rescue organizations Wayside Waifs and the Humane Society.
It’s A Sunny Life is the story of Gary’s own pet, Sunny the Weather Dog, as she becomes separated from Gary, only to use the very same information he uses on-air to avoid hazardous weather and make her way safely back to him.
Also included with this bedtime tale is a special section, “Sunny’s Weather Academy,” which provides fun answers to all sorts of weather-related questions. What are the different types of clouds? Why does the weather change so quickly sometimes? And, of special interest to parents, in the event of severe weather, what should you and your family do to stay safe?
About the Authors
Gary Lezak is a six-time Emmy Award-winning meteorologist and has two big passions in life – the weather and his dogs, both key inspirations for this story. The former chief meteorologist at KSHB-TV (NBC 41 Action News) in Kansas City, he brought the City of Fountains their most accurate weather forecasts for almost three decades. He writes a popular weather blog for the long-range forecasting site Weather2020.com, and his expertise continues to be a key component in the success of the 1 Weather mobile app – helping make it the most accurate and most downloaded weather app on the market.