When the skies darken and the thunder rumbles, if you’re like most of us, you’re probably quick to grab the TV remote and check the weather. You want to know how bad the coming storm is going to be. Now, the most accurate and popular meteorologist in Kansas City Gary Lezak brings his meteorological expertise to a new medium-children’s literature. It’s A Sunny Life! is an adventure for rain or shine. It tells the story of Sunny the Weather Dog, as she becomes separated from Gary, and has to deal with the weather elements in a bonding adventure with her new pack members. Also included, after the beautiful and suspenseful children’s story ends, 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 and what does each mean? Why does the weather change so quickly sometimes? What is precipitation? And, of special interest to parents, in the event of severe weather, what should you and your family do to stay safe. This special section is being enjoyed by kids of all ages.
Gary Lezak is a true ambassador for all shelter animals. His tremendous passion for educating the public about the life-changing relationship shelter pets play in people s lives has saved the lives of thousands of shelter animals. –Robin Rowland Vice President of Donor Relations & Communications Wayside Waifs
Gary’s passion for weather, people and his dogs is clear to anyone who knows him. He holds the unique ability to command an audience everywhere he goes, whether it’s a school visit or the dog park. We have the pleasure of working with Gary every day and his energy is infectious! –Mike Marusarz & Rhiannon Ally 41 Action News Anchors
Gary Lezak and his weather dogs are truly an inspiration to all. Gary, in addition to his full time career, along with his newest weather dog, Sunny, visits more than 50 elementary schools and corporate fund raising functions each year. At each visit Gary shares his 15 year cancer survival story and his love for the weather. Sunny then takes front and center and entertains the audience by performing tricks such as a tornado and many others. Gary is an ambassador for animal shelters and encourages adoptions. –Amy Metcalf Director of Marketing The University of Kansas Cancer Center
About the Author
Gary Lezak has two big passions in life the weather and his dogs. He loves to educate and interact with children in schools throughout America s Heartland. And, of course, he loves his dogs. They were both key inspirations for this story. A six-time Emmy Award-winning meteorologist, Gary Lezak has been bringing the City of Fountains its most accurate weather forecasts for more than two decades. Gary also writes daily for the popular weather blog Weather 2020.com. His expertise continues to be a key component in making 1Weather one of the most accurate and downloaded weather apps available in the mobile marketplace.