There is so much more to The Weatherbies than the lovely character pictures that you see in the book.
I've created the stories to include lots of good messages to help our children through life. Including positivity, recycling, healthy living, strong friendships, team work and energy saving.
When creating The Weatherbies my aim was to entertain children and help them make a connection with the environment in which they live. Worldwide, the weather is a daily talking point. Children everywhere see, feel, enjoy and sometimes fear it. The Weatherbies personalize the weather, giving children a fun, relevant, immediate and meaningful connection to their environment and a desire to make things better.
Here is some more information on the good messages in my stories.
Through exciting stories with fun character’s the children will get to know and understand the importance of having a happy outlook on life. My goal is to deliver positive messages throughout the Weatherbies stories and show children things they can do every day to help their environment and create strong friendships.
The Weatherbies have a positive outlook on life and are always ready to help their friends. They are colorful quirky little characters with their own unique behavior and personality that relates to their identity as weather elements. Through the stories we see how the weather elements work on their own and together by their actions. E.g. Sammy Sun radiates a warm glow and dries up the puddles making Colin Cloud expands in size. When Colin Cloud is too full his good friend Ronny Rain turns on a rain shower reducing Colin Clouds size and watering the plants at the same time.
The Weatherbies like to share and help each other every day while they work and play. It is very important to them that everyone joins in and no one feel left out. The Weatherbies all have different strengths and weakness but they use their strengths to help each other out. In Skytown everyone is equal.
The Weatherbies have fun finding adventures in everyday situations, through their interaction with each other around Skytown. They work together to solve whatever problem is presented to them in their daily lives.
There is a recycling yard in Skytown and Rosie Rainbow is always showing her friends how to reuse and recycle the things they do not use any more. They have lots of fun coming up with new ideas of how to reuse the bits and pieces they find in the recycling yard.
They also grow their own fruit and vegetables and Mary Moon, (The grandmother figure of the group) is always creating lovely healthy meals for her friends. She shows them how to plant and look after the crops and they sometimes help her in the kitchen as she prepares a tasty meal for everyone.
Tommy Thunder rumbles and grumbles as he reminds his friends not to waste power. The Weatherbies take great pride in creating their own power so Skytown is solar and wind powered by Sammy Sun and Willy Wind.
The Weatherbies Stories
I hope that children will enjoy reading about Skytown because it’s a colorful, fun, magical fantasy land where anything is possible and the Weatherbie characters because of the fun and excitement they have in every story. Some children might even take comfort from knowing they have friends in the sky. The fact that they can feel the weather around them will help them to bond with the characters. Parents can also talk about the characters to help comfort their children when they get frightened during storms. I hope that parents and children all have a positive experience getting to know the Weatherbies and reading my stories.