Weird Weather

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Into (orig.)

DENMARK: Staarup & Co.


GERMANY: Cross Cult

HUNGARY: Ciceró Könyvstúdió Kft.

ITALY: Edizioni Piemme S.p.a

LATVIA: Jumava



MEXICO (Latin American Spanish rights): Ordinal

NORWAY: Aschehoug

POLAND: AMBER Sp. z o.o.

SERBIA: Odiseja


SPAIN: Norma Editorial

SWEDEN: Raben & Sjörgen

UNITED STATES: Skyhorse Publishing

Original title: Ihme ilmat

Author: Laura Ertimo

Illustrator: Mari Ahokoivu

Published: 2019

Publisher: Into

Genre: Non-Fiction

Pages: 48

Part of a series: Weird Weather

Reading material

English sample, Full Finnish ms

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Climate changes, why don’t we? Weird Weather! answers children’s tough questions about climate change, and tells how we can all fight against it.

Two clever buddies, Lotta and Kasper get tired of their parents’ evasive answers about weird weather. They decide to research what climate change is really is

Weird Weather! is accurate but hopeful children’s nonfiction that explains how humans are responsible for climate change
and what we can do to ensure a brighter future. It also gives tips on how everyone can make better choices and practice climate skills every day. But climate change won’t be beaten with tiny tricks, and this book also encourages talking to children about how to make changes in society, and how working together can change everything.


"Weird Weather is ambitiously done, but it looks beautiful and fresh. The spreads are spacious and there is not too much text. The content has been carefully written based on the facts but skillfully popularized so that even children can read and listen to them." – Kirsin kirjanurkka blog

This wonderfully illustrated and rather informative book may be the perfect way to help children (and adults) understand the importance of climate change and realize that if everyone made one small step in stopping it, our world would be much better and healthier place to live in.

– Vesna Kapuran, Odiseja Publishing House, Serbia

We’re extremely proud to be the Hungarian publisher of Weird Weather. Minutes after opening the manuscript a few weeks ago, we knew this is a one of a kind book: not only because it deals with a crucially important topic but also because of how it deals with it. We think the illustrations and the whole layout is captivating, and the fact that the book is informative and entertaining at the same time is astonishing. We congratulate the authors and are looking forward to publishing Weird Weather next year

– Zoltan Komlo, Rights Director, Ciceró Könyvstúdió, Hungary

I’m so excited to add WEIRD WEATHER to Sky Pony’s list! This important book delivers information about climate change to children in a way that’s both easily digestible and entertaining. Hopefully children and parents alike will get a better sense of the world around them – and what they can do for it – after this read!
– Nicole Frail, Senior Editor, Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press, United States.


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Laura Ertimo

Laura Ertimo is a geographer and author. She has previously worked in publishing of geography-related non-fiction and maps, and now she writes full time, specializing in children’s non-fiction. A recurring theme in her work is the holistic worldview, the interaction between phenomena, people and nature.

In 2020, she received the prestigious Tietopöllö Award for her work as a Non-Fiction writer. Her children's title WHERE DID THE ANIMALS GO, illustrated by Mari Ahokoivu, was nominated for the 2021 Finlandia Award and has also won the Tieto-Lauri award!

The Tietopöllö award jury: Laura Ertimo knows how to sum up difficult things appropriately in the blink of an eye. Her works can provide information and joy to a wide range of readers, and they also attract people of all ages to delve deeper into the book and consider even difficult issues together. Laura Ertimo's books open paths to important and current topics.

The Tieto-Lauri award jury: Children today grow up among worldwide ecological crises. It presents a great challenge for nonfiction literature: how to tell children about the complex phenomena in an easily understandable way and give factually based hope that even the hardest crises can be solved. Ertimo and Ahokoivu have successfully taken on this challenge.


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