Have you got Wild Weather?

29 March 2013 · 7 comments

in Book Reviews, Early Years Outdoors, Outdoor Play, Science Outdoors

We’ve been having a lot of wild weather recently. Where I live it is snowy. In Aberdeen, it isn’t. So the weather is very localised and varied. I’ve just come back from the Outer Hebrides where the past week has been mainly sunshine.

So this is the perfect time to share Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield’s latest book with you, The Wild Weather Book. It’s got 72 ideas for playing, creating and doing stuff in different weathers. And like all their books, the suggestions are complimented by mouthwatering photos. It’s the nearest thing outdoor books get to recipe books! So here’s what to expect… (start drooling now…)

I’ve been sent some of the illustrations and text which I reckon give a much better flavour of the book than any of my words could describe. Many of the ideas will be familiar to outdoor folk. However the book serves as a gentle reminder as we cannot hold all the ideas in our heads all of the time!

I also found some gems amongst the more known activities. For example, the ice castle idea is so simple – you collect ice found outside and put it together somewhere to try and make a castle.

It also makes an ideal present for any family to illustrate the simple pleasures of outdoor activities – a good bit of X-Box Detox!

Now if these photos and suggestions don’t make you want to grab your outdoor gear and get outside with children, then quite honestly I’m not sure what will! Enjoy whatever weather you are getting wherever you are.

To order The Wild Weather Book at the special offer price of £7.99 inc p&p (retail price £9.99), simply call Bookpoint on 01235 400 400 and quote the code ‘46WWB‘.

Many thanks to Jo, Fiona and their publishers, Frances Lincoln, for allowing me to use the images and text from their book. Please respect their copyright.

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Mudpie Mama March 29, 2013 at 08:34

Thanks for sharing. This looks great. I love the fishy wind socks.


Kierna C March 29, 2013 at 11:31

Now this is one book every setting & home should have. Thanks for sharing this Juliet & for joining in the Outdoor Play Party. Kierna


lifeloveandlivingwithboys April 6, 2013 at 16:49

Oh my goodness! Is it wrong that I AM actually salivating over this book??? The Mudslide looks really fun and the ice decorations are so pretty and I suppose you could make them in the freezer any time of year if you fancied 🙂


Coombe Mill April 6, 2013 at 17:35

These are fab ideas! I know that a few of my children have already carried out the mud slide and built an igloo. There are obviously plenty of other simple but ingenious ideas to sample though. Thanks for linking to Country Kids and sharing your post.


Jaime Oliver April 6, 2013 at 19:55

What fantastic idea!


Sara Murray April 7, 2013 at 00:24

That looks like a fantastic book – thanks for sharing! #CountryKids


EmmaT April 7, 2013 at 19:13

Those ice decorations are so pretty. Reckon N and his cousins would love trying out some of those activities.


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