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A Year With Findus

Seasonal crafts and nature activitiesEva-Lena Larsson, Kennert Danielsson and Sven Nordqvist

Brimming with Sven Nordqvist’s ingenious illustrations, here is a craft and activity book that will get you up and active.

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An updated and extended second edition of the popular Findus, Food and Fun.

Join Pettson and Findus and be inspired by all the exciting activities and experiments they do through the year. Beautifully brought to life by Sven’s ingenious illustrations, this book offers suggestions for crafts and activities that use what nature has to offer: make bird food, grow seeds, create pretty necklaces and toys, build a mini composter, measure the wind and rain, and make a beautiful ice lantern. Learn how you can help animals and plants by collecting, fixing, crafting, building, exploring and baking. By making creative use of things from around the house and garden, readers young and old can discover how much of what surrounds us can be reused and recycled. Fun, climate-friendly and affordable!

“If you are a Findus and Pettson fan you will love this book and will find lots to do throughout the year.”Saffia Farr, Juno Magazine, issue 38

“A calendar of craftiness from my long term Swedish sweethearts, Findus and Pettson.” Playing by the book

muckles and Findus taking plant cuttings.

About the authors

Eva-Lena Larsson and Kennert Danielsson are based at Gothenburg Botanical Garden, where they work with horticultural therapy and environmental education. With this book they want to share the joy of nature activities, whether it is growing plants, building windmills, baking currant cakes or just being outdoors. Recycling is a keyword in the book and the only limit is your imagination.

Sven Nordqvist is a well-loved Swedish children’s illustrator and writer. The Findus and Pettson books draw on his playful adventures with his two young sons and his wonderfully intricate illustrations are inspired by a delight in everyday life. Sven has won many awards for his work in children’s literature, including the Elsa Beskow Prize and the Astrid Lindgren Prize.

Findus and Pettson make a lard bell bird feeder

In total over 18 million copies of Pettson and Findus books have been sold worldwide and they have been translated into 55 languages. A Year With Findus was originally published as Pyssla med Findus by Opal bokförlag.

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Eva-Lena Larsson, Kennert Danielsson, Sven Nordqvist




104 pp


Illustrated in full colour throughout


297 × 210 mm

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