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Findus, Food and Fun

Seasonal Crafts and Nature Activities

Sven Nordqvist , Eva-Lena Larsson and Kennert Danielsson

64 pp.  
8 1/4" x 11 3/4"
Illustrations: full color

Hawthorn Press




This book is for mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, child care givers, aunts, uncles, and anyone connected with a young child who is curious about the world. Along with Findus, Pettson, and the Muckles, you can discover things to do for every season; pottering, collecting, fixing, crafting, building, exploring, baking—sometimes outdoors, sometimes indoors. Findus, Food, and Fun offers a whole year’s worth of ideas.

Inspired by Sven Nordqvist’s ingenious illustrations, this craft and activity book will get you up and active.

Illustrated in full color throughout

Click here or on the image to the left for a better look at what's cooking for August!

Here is a sample activity for September:

Rosehip Soup

You will need:

1.5 liters of water
1.5kg of dried rosehips
150g of sugar
2 tablespoons of potato starch
100ml water

If you need to make less or more soup, then reduce or increase the amounts of all the ingredients by the same percentage. Pick a bagful of rosehips. It’s easiest to snip them off with clippers. Wash, then slice each one in half and scrape out the seeds and hairs with a spoon – the seeds and hair can be discarded. Spread out the hips to dry or use them immediately.


Grind up the rosehips using a mortar and pestle. Bring the 1.5 liters of water to the boil, add the hips and boil for five minutes. Strain the soup to remove the skins and pulp, then return it to the pot. Add the sugar to taste. Stir the potato starch into the 100ml of water, add the mixture to the soup and bring back to boil. Enjoy!

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