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The Kids Winter Handbook

The Kids Winter Handbook

by Jane Drake, Ann Love, Heather Collins
     
 

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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.

Overview

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! Kids can
• learn to identify animal tracks
• tell silly fireside stories
• make marshmallow s'mores
• build sparkling sun catchers
• set up their own goofy winter Olympics.

Editorial Reviews

Hamilton Spectator
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.
Books for Growing Minds
? 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.
Children's Literature
If you are looking for ways to pass the long, cold days of winter, look no further. The authors have collected in this book a plethora of activities, games, crafts, recipes and sports to keep you busy all winter. Neatly divided into four sections, the projects are arranged under general winter fun, indoor and outdoor activities and celebrating the season. If you want to learn about the night sky in winter, how to make your own snowshoes, flood the back yard to make a rink, or set up your own winter Olympics, the step-by-step instructions are here. For those who prefer their winter activities indoors, you can learn to make hot chocolate, hook a rug, play card games or learn to tell stories by the fireside. Directions for all activities are clear and concise and safety tips abound, including a note of caution and advice about when to call in an adult for help. The pencil sketches add to the crisp design and a useful index is appended. Adults working with children will find this a very handy book to have around. 2001, Kids Can Press, $18.95 and $12.95. Ages 9 up. Reviewer:Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-The authors of The Kids Campfire Book (Kids Can, 1998) are back with more activities. With its one-color (green) illustrations, Winter Handbook has a vintage look reminiscent of an old-fashioned craft book. 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. Although the instructions aren't always consistent on when adult assistance is needed, generally the projects can be handled by children with little, if any, supervision. A few crafts involve drilling holes, and one recipe calls for boiling maple syrup, but most use only readily available materials and kids' ingenuity. While several of these ideas can be found in other titles, some of them-crokinole (a game), ice candles, record baffles (to fool squirrels that steal from your birdfeeders), and instructions for making your own snowshoes-are unique.-Laurie Edwards, Dauphin County Library System, Harrisburg, PA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
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.

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.

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781553370338
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Family Fun Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
6 - 15 Years

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Meet 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 illustrated more than 50 children's books, including the My First Look at Nature series and Gold Rush Fever. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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