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When the Wind Blows

Written by Linda Booth Sweeney & illustrated by Jana Christy
4.25 / 7.0
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Spring weather can be exciting!

When wind chimes start singing and clouds race across the sky, one little guy knows just what to do—grab his kite!

But as the kite soars, the wind picks up even more, and soon he and his grandma are chasing the runaway kite into town. As they pass swirling leaves, bobbing boats, and flapping scarves, breezes become gusts and the sky darkens. Rain is on the way! Can they squeeze in one more adventure before the downpour?

Scenes rich with springtime details for little eyes to follow and lyrical verse that captures the changeable mood of the weather make this perfect for spring story times.

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Lemony Snickers
Reading contracts all day long. Not bad, but not quite as fun as reading about hobbits.
4.25 / 7.0

When the Wind Blows is a cute rhyming book about all the different sounds and scenes that come with wind. The author uses strong verbs to paint beautiful imagery: kites fly, ties flip, trees dance. The two-word sentences carry through nearly every page of the book, so it goes by fast, just like the windy day it tells of.

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Who Wrote When the Wind Blows

Linda Booth Sweeney

Linda Booth Sweeney wrote this book after the super-snowy winter of 2015. Linda is the author of <i>When the Wind Blows</i>, and three nonfiction books: <i>The Systems Thinking Playbook, When a Butterfly Sneezes, and Connected Wisdom</i>. Linda lives near Boston with her husband, three children, Rugby the dog, Boo the parakeet, Cinnamon Bun the rabbit, and a gecko named Gregg.

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Who Illustrated When the Wind Blows

Jana Christy

Jana Christy has enjoyed many snow days like this but might love the ones where the family stays home best. She loves drawing girls with attitude, boys with pluck, the chickens that wander around her garden, punks, robots, cavemen and zombies, bleak weather, windy days, sea creatures, and more. She also loves creating handmade minibooks with her husband, exploring new places with her children, and letting her brain and brushes wander.

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February 24, 2015
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