The well-loved Weatherbies characters created by Northern Ireland mum Yvonne Fleming are back with an exciting new song book.
Sing a song with the Weatherbies, contains 13 songs for each of the characters who live in Skytown such as Sammy Sun, Colin Cloud and Rosie Rainbow as well as colourful illustrations by James Salenga.
To find the toe tapping tunes that accompany the book, parents have the option to either scan a QR code using their smartphone, or they can simply search ‘The Weatherbies’ on Spotify or Apple music.
After previously working as a hairdresser and childminder for over 20 years, mum-of-two Yvonne from Maghera, started creating The Weatherbies characters to entertain the kids she was looking after.
“It all started one day when I was in the garden playing with the kids.
“It was a lovely day, and we were looking up at the clouds and I started making up wee characters and creating stories for them.
“My characters are weather symbols that encourage friendship, empathy, compassion and problem solving,” she said.
After some encouragement from her husband Peter, the pair joined forces to combine each of their different strengths to bring the Weatherbies stories to life and created the success that it is today.
Yvonne said her husband Peter heard her telling the stories to their two sons: “One night Peter was walking past the bedroom door and heard me telling the boys the stories.
“When I came downstairs, he said he thought it had potential and felt I should develop it more.”
The new book is aimed at children aged 2-5 and with the help of the loveable characters, parents can educate their children on important topics such as recycling, environment, and the weather.
Song titles include The Sammy Sun Song which introduces the importance of practicing sun safety, The Colin Cloud Song which helps children understand the cloud’s role in the water cycle and The Pollutants Song that encourages children to do their bit to save the environment by not wasting power.
Each song contains vocals from Tony Kearney, Faoiltiarna Burke and Glenview Primary School choir.
To purchase the book and listen to the songs go to theweatherbies.co.uk
For digital and social content, please contact Tina Calder or Rebecca Steele, Excalibur Press, 07305354209, [email protected], [email protected]
For print and broadcast enquiries contact Jeff Robinson at Jeff Robinson PR, [email protected]
Author Yvonne Fleming, her husband Peter and singer Tony Kearney are all available for interview.
Listen To The Weatherbies
Apple Music >> https://music.apple.com/us/album/sing-a-song-with-the-weatherbies/1590350888
Spotify >> https://open.spotify.com/artist/2iv2sFr5th6sdZLoHnoku6
Watch The Weatherbies
Sammy Sun Video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoBYZuKdiYk
YouTube >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiRotqb3cu0
About The Weatherbies
The Weatherbies are a community of loveable weather themed characters including Sammy Sun, Rosie Rainbow, Colin Cloud, Flo Snow, Ronny Rain, Willy Wind and many more!
They all love going on adventures in their world of Skytown.
The Weatherbies will entertain, excite and educate children all at the same time. They enjoy recycling, eating healthily, growing fruit and vegetables, reading books, using solar and wind power, as well as helping, playing and sharing with their friends.
The Weatherbies are imaginary friends with a difference.
We hope the Weatherbies will help your children make a stronger connection with the weather they see and feel outside every day.
We feel by giving the weather formations names and personalities it will help the children to be aware of the weather. We hope the Weatherbies will help comfort children, when they look to the sky and see and feel the weather they won’t feel alone.
To follow The Weatherbies on their first adventure check out our first book Sammy Sun Is Coming Out To Play in our online store.
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