Teaching Kids About Weather
When I ran across the work of illustrator Emmeline Pidgen, I knew I had to share it with you. Below are pages from a children’s book about weather she created.
I asked Emmeline about her inspiration for the book, here’s what she had to say:
I’ve always been interested in Geography, studying it at GCSE and A-Level. I particularly liked learning about weather systems and cloud formations, I even have a ‘cloud spotters’ book!
However, I always found that the text books and information sheets we used were mostly ridiculously un-inspiring black and white text… I wanted to make the subject inspiring and memorable for children, and of course lots of fun! So I developed the book using the facts I’d learned, and communicating them in a fun picture-book format with cute bird characters and interesting scenes along the way.
I’m hoping a publisher takes it on because I want my kids to own it. It’s such a lovely marriage of art and science.
Fabulous yes? You can see more of Emmeline’s work on her site: emmeline illustration. Very special thanks to Emmeline for sharing her work with us.
Kids interested in learning more about weather? Check out these great resources for games and experiments: