The wind is powerful and stormy, mischievous and unpredictable. It can lift birds into the air and drive the clouds and rain. It can spin windmills, steal hats, and sail boats across the seas.
In this magical story, Frank and Devin Asch bring the wind to life and send a young girl soaring, tumbling, and twirling on her own exciting windy-day adventure. This is the fourth in a group of picture books that explore nature.
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FRANK ASCH has written and illustrated more than sixty books for children, including the popular Good Night, Baby Bear. He lives in rural Vermont.
DEVIN ASCH, Frank Asch's talented son, also collaborated with his father on Baby Duck's New Friend. He lives in rural Vermont.
Following their Baby Duck's New Friend, the father-and-son team offers a rollicking testament to the excitement whipped up by the wind. A girl watching a golden leaf swept away on the breeze exclaims, "I want to play like a windy day." The girl, the leaf and the wind (depicted as a cavorting, childlike apparition shown in profile, its facial contours matching the girl's) frolic across the pages. The girl's rhyming speech pays homage to their antics ("I want to zoom down hillsides/ and race through streets./ I want to scatter seeds,/ turn windmills,/ fly kites,/ wave flags,/ and snap wet sheets"). Here, the wind stretches out its hand to turn a windmill while the girl does a cartwheel and clasps a dandelion whose seeds billow in the gust. Brisk, digitally colorized pen-and-ink drawings include sundry background details (e.g., an upended trash can, laundry billowing on the line between two buildings, etc.). Curves, swirls and swaths of layered color give a fluid feel to the artwork. A fun fall read. Ages 3-7.
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Book Description Gulliver Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11015216376X
Book Description Gulliver Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 015216376X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0860381
Book Description Gulliver Books, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M015216376X