The Wild Weather Book: Loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow (Going Wild) (Paperback)

The Wild Weather Book: Loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow (Going Wild) By Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield Cover Image
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Description


It's raining outside - let's get out and play! Don't huddle cooped up indoors on a bad weather day: wrap up in warm clothes or waterproofs and get out of doors for some fun. This book is bursting with wonderful ideas for having fun outdoors even in the most challenging weather! Imagine jumping in the biggest puddle you can find! Or running barefoot and feeling squidgy mud ooze up between your toes!  Or running up the nearest hill to feel the wind try to carry you away! Go on an animal hunt and find the creatures that come out in the wet, or fly a kite in the wind and catch falling leaves! Take your camera into a white wintry world and see how many different icy patterns and shapes you can find.  There are loads of exciting and creative things you can do in the natural world when the weather’s wild...so don’t wait for the sun, take this book with you and go outdoors for a wild weather adventure!

About the Author


Fiona Danks is an environmental educator and author who works with her writing partner Jo Schofield to create beautiful books about the natural world. Fiona and Jo believe that reconnecting everyone with nature is vital if we are to understand our reliance on a healthy and biodiverse natural world, and ensure it is protected for the future. They believe that all children and families should regularly spend time outdoors in green spaces where nature can weave its magic upon them.  

Together they have been writing and photographing the Going Wild books for the last fifteen years.  Through their books and website, they inspire families everywhere to get outside and become immersed in the natural world. They have run events, lead training courses for teachers and environmental educators, presented at conferences as keynote speakers, written articles, and they are helping to build the Leaves for Life Campaign (@joinleavesforlife) to raise awareness of the ecological emergency.. 

They both live at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire, where they enjoy natural history, walking and exploring the local countryside. For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website - www.goingwild.net  

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.

Praise For…


'this book would provide me with everything I needed to keep them happy and purposefully engaged for hours! ... With such a clear and attractive layout and high-quality photographs that depict both beauty and spontaneity in equal measure, I would be inspired to get out there and have a go ...'      



'use it to inspire rainy day adventures'



'There are endless project ideas for fun in the fresh air: I wish I had made ice toffee sculptures during the cold snap; instead I am embracing mud castles and water runs'



"No more huddling by the fire with these 72 surprisingly appealing suggestions for wild things to do in wild weather"

'There are endless project ideas for fun in the fresh air: I wish I had made ice toffee sculptures during the cold snap; instead I am embracing mud castles and water runs'

'every family home should have a copy'

'A companion to The Stick Book this is imaginative and simple.'

'packed with imaginative suggestions - it will put paid to those dreaded words, 'I'm bored.'

'A celebration of the outdoors and all the fun things you can do in it in all kinds of unpropitious weather! Armed with this, families may feel less dread when faced with a really wet holiday.'

 

“I love the simplicity of all these accessible ideas - all hugely enjoyable and not a sun beam in sight!”

'an essential read for parents, teachers and anyone involved in the outdoor education of children and young people'

“Armed with this book you’ll have so much fun in the spring showers you’ll wonder why you ever stayed indoors!”

“this book is proof that even if the rain pours, the wind howls or the snow settles, you can still get outside and have fun.” 

'Enjoy the unpredictability of our weather and embrace the outdoor world in all its seasons'

'use it to inspire rainy day adventures'

'this book would provide me with everything I needed to keep them happy and purposefully engaged for hours! ... With such a clear and attractive layout and high-quality photographs that depict both beauty and spontaneity in equal measure, I would be inspired to get out there and have a go ...'      

Product Details
ISBN: 9780711232556
ISBN-10: 0711232555
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: March 1st, 2013
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Going Wild