Weird Weather

Laura Ertimo

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

This book answers children’s tough questions about climate change, and explains how we can all fight against it.

✓  Weird Weather sold to 18 territories and published in the US!

✓  Mari Ahokoivu and Laura Ertimo won the Tieto-Lauri Award in 2022 for WHERE DID ALL THE ANIMALS GO? and have been nominated for the Finlandia Prize in 2021

✓  Laura Ertimo is the star of Finnish non-fiction books for children and her books have been sold in 21 countries!

✓  Mari Ahokoivu won the Puupäähattu Comic Book Award in 2023!

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.

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.

Download reading materials

Rights sold:
FINLAND: Into (orig.)
DENMARK: Staarup & Co.
GERMANY: Cross Cult
HUNGARY: Ciceró Könyvstúdió Kft.
ITALY: Edizioni Piemme S.p.a
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


Foreign covers

About author

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!


2023, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

We Are Powerful!

2022, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

What Is a Robot?

2022, Picture Books (0-3 Years)

Laura Ertimo

Mini Science 3: The Travelling Plants

2021, Picture Books (0-3 Years), Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Mini Science 2: Invisible World

2021, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Weird Weather! Activity Book for Climate Heroes

2020, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Enchanted Planet Earth

2020, Picture Books (0-3 Years), Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Mini Science 1: Where Are You

2019, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

Weird Weather

2017, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

What is Water

2016, Non-Fiction

Laura Ertimo

What is Night