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The Kids Winter Handbook

The Kids Winter Handbook

Jane Drake, Ann Love
Illustrator:  Heather Collins 
For ages 6 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2001   ISBN: 978-1550748628

Many people think of winter as being a down time, a time for rest and for spending days indoors. And though this is the case for some of the time, there are many days when you can find lots of things to do. This book is the perfect tool for such days for within its covers readers will find reams of information about the winter season, suggestions of games that you can play indoors and out, projects you can do, crafts you can make, and much more.

The book is divided up into four sections: "Welcome Winter," "Outdoor Winter Fun," "Indoor Winter Fun," and "Celebrate Winter." In the first section readers will learn - among other things - about weather, the winter night sky, all about snow, and how to make a warming soup.

If you have ever wondered how to make the perfect snow fort then the second section in the book is for you and if you are stuck indoors on a cold day the third section is sure to inspire you with games you can play and things you can make.

This excellent book will give children many hours of entertainment. With well written instructions and sprinkled with interesting facts and figures, parents and teachers will find this volume a very useful tool for the winter months.