When the weather outside is frightful, this accessible companion to The Kids' Summer Fun Book offers a variety of activities, games, crafts, and opportunities for family bonding throughout the winter. Indoor projects include knitting scarves, making a snow globe, and creating an obstacle course. Among the outdoor activities are hiking, winter photography, ice skating, and making a sled; more than a dozen recipes for items like caramel apples and winter stew are also included. With options for families of every temperament and budget, Gillman and Martin provide a wide-ranging collection of boredom busters. All ages. (Nov.)[Page ]. Copyright 2011 PWxyz LLC
Gr 3-6--The goal of this book is to promote seasonal fun and it delivers. It includes everything from growing rock candy to making perfect pancakes, from how to make a snow fort and igloo to learning to ski and make snow ice cream. There are instructions for crafts, games, recipes, and science experiments to try. Even children who live where there is no snow or really cold weather will find plenty of activities to enjoy. All of the directions are written out in detail, often with illustrations that show the exact way to achieve a successful finished product. All projects are rated by difficulty and whether or not they require adult supervision or assistance. A great collection of activities for families of all ages.--Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA[Page 138]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.