Wonderfully Weathery Books is an Irish owned business set up to create a series of children’s picture books about a land called Weatherville - Where the weather lives!
The land of Weatherville exists way up high and is the home to every cloud, snowflake, raindrop, drizzledrop, rainbow and any other weather related wonder! They walk, they talk, they laugh, they cry but most of all their friendships teach us how the weather works!
The aim of these books is to teach children about the weather by introducing them to different weather characters and showing how they interact together to create different types of weather!
The books are written by myself Elayne Heaney, mummy to one little boy, David and wife to one husband David (very confusing!) and we live beside the sea in Skerries Co Dublin.
I am currently living life a second time through the eyes of my little man. I have a new found fascination for all things weather and nature related. David and I spend our days naming clouds shapes, talking to seagulls and trying to save bees (although sometimes I fear that we might just be scaring the life out of them!)
The books evolved out of David's overwhelming curiosity and need to understand how everything around him worked as a small child - my anecdotal stories about weather turned into a land called Weatherville, then the characters were doodled, the rhymes began and thus the books were born.
The first book in the series is called Riley Rainbow and the Colour Catastrophe and was released in 2019. The book explores the rainbows and how they form - it also looks at using colour to describes feelings and emotions.
The second book, Chloe Cloud and the Friendly Fog focuses on the wonderful world of clouds and also looks at relationships and friendships .
The third book is called David Drizzledrop and the Puddle Party - it tells the story of the a nervous little drizzledrop called David who overcomes his fears to have the best day ever!This is the ultimate rainy day rescue book and will have you waving at the raindrops no the way to school.
Fifi Flurry and the Sleepy Snowflake is the new release and dives into the world of winter weather. We meet Fifi Flurry and her unique family of little snowflakes in this charming and chilly adventure. The perfect book for cosy cuddles on the couch.
Riley Rainbow and Chloe Cloud both made it to the Late Late Toy Show and we lucky enough to grace those famous bookshelves.
The books have been shortlisted for the Irish-made Awards in 2021 and 2022 in the Gift Category and Kids Category.
Fifi Flurry and the Sleepy Snowflake as been listed on the RTE Christmas Gift Guide 2022.