Whatever the Weather





Grown-ups are always talking about the weather – this book helps children understand the weather and why it changes from time to time.
How is fog formed? What causes a rainbow? Why do thunder and lightning always come as a pair? Curious children can often ask questions that might even be difficult for adults to answer, but Whatever the Weather knows the facts. Bursting with colorful illustrations, examples, and anecdotes, this book explains complex processes in a snackable way.


Following two friendly characters and their little dog from page to page, young readers can learn about how temperature forecasting works, how some animals have an innate ability to predict the weather, and the effects of global warming. Come rain or shine, Whatever the Weather sees past the seasons and explains the world of weather in all its wonder.

Featuring over 25 vividly illustrated scenes explaining everyday conditions and otherworldly phenomena caused by weather, this title will amaze children and adults alike.

Editors: gestalten
Authors: Steve Parker, Jen Metcalf, illustrations by Caroline Attia
Release date: September 2021
Format: 24×28 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 56 pages
ISBN: 978-3-96704-711-0

Holding a First Class Honours BSc in Zoology and a position as Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society, Steve Parker knows the natural world. When it comes to science his formula is simple: “Remember the two I’s, information and imagination.” He has co-authored and edited over 300 nonfiction titles. This is his second book with Little Gestalten.

Illustrator and animator Caroline Attia has lent her whimsical style to ELLE, The New York Times, Harvard Magazine, Pictoplasma, and other prominent publications. Her film work has earned critical acclaim at the Istanbul Animation Festival and grants from the Centre National Du Cinéma. After The Big Book of Treasures, this is her second book with Little Gestalten.

Jen Metcalf is a writer, editor, and translator based in Berlin. She specializes in helping scientists communicate their work both inside and outside their world. Jen has translated several books for Little Gestalten and is delighted to have now co-authored one. Having grown up in Scotland and the north of England, she has experienced a lot of weather, which stood her in good stead for this book.