Winter is a special time. As the snow begins to fall, it sets the stage for a whole array of wintry activities, like searching for special effects in the winter night sky. Or sewing up a pair of cozy fleece mitts. Or enjoying an outdoor picnic on a blanket of snow.
This book in the Family Fun series is packed with over 120 pages of unique ideas for celebrating winter. In fact, there are so many wonderful ways to enjoy this frosty season --- winter just isn't long enough!
? learn to identify animal tracks
? tell silly fireside stories
? make marshmallow s'mores
? build sparkling sun catchers
? set up their own goofy winter Olympics.
About the Author
Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.
Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.
Heather Collins has been illustrating children's books for more than 20 years. Her body of work includes many nonfiction books, such as the award-winning A Pioneer Story and Out Came the Sun. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
The Kids Winter Cottage Book is virtually indispensable. It is full of great ideas for lots of fun both inside and out. And you don't have to be at a cottage to get the most out of this book.—Hamilton Spectator
Most of the projects are inexpensive to make, and supplies are easy to obtain, making these interesting alternatives to holiday boredom or too much TV. Many of the activities, especially those that are science related, are also suitable for the classroom.—School Library Journal
An indispensable resource for children, parents, teachers and librarians,—Quill & Quire, Starred Review
... wonderful guide is filled with an abundance of activities and ideas for winter fun, from enjoying an outdoor picnic on a blanket of snow to sewing up a pair of warm fleece mittens.—Books for Growing Minds