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Flora's Very Windy Day (edition 2013)

by Jeanne Birdsall, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

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Title:Flora's Very Windy Day
Authors:Jeanne Birdsall
Other authors:Matt Phelan (Illustrator)
Info:Sandpiper (2013), Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library, QL, Atticus Books
Tags:Atticus, picture book, children, childrens story, QL, sibling rivalry

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Flora's Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall



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Flora is fed up with her brother and when he spills her paints it is the last straw. Her mother sends the two of them outside and Flora secretly hopes Crispin blows away. Once the wind has swept them both away and Flora is faced with actually giving Crispin away, she realizes that isn't really want she wants at all. ( )
  bspelman | Mar 2, 2015 |
Flora is annoyed with her little brother and brings him out on a windy day not caring if he gets blown away. However when his brother does gets blown away, she takes off her heavy duty boots and goes to catch him, the siblings get blown away to different places such as a rainbow, meeting a hungry eagle, and finally to the moon and then the wind. She asks the wind to please blow them back home and so it did. Through the adventure, Flora decides she doesn't want her brother to be taken away and wants to keep him.
  rleung | Aug 5, 2014 |
This is a lovely story about the bond between a brother and a sister. As a teacher or parent, I would read this to a child who was struggling to be kind and patient with a younger sibling.
  JocelynPLang | Jun 8, 2014 |
We see the world through Flora’s eyes. The character Flora goes from angry to relaxed to happy, to protective. Her little brother is seen going through annoyance, and surprised, to even scared. We are able to visually see their expression and how they are reacting to what is happening in the story.I do feel that the concept or moral of that sometimes we may not get along with our siblings but we still love them no matter what is there in this book. I feel that this concept is a great one for all children to learn.
  nicholew | May 31, 2014 |
Painted with watercolors and ink, this book shows how siblings ought to look out for each other, despite them ruining artwork or what not. Flora learns this lesson as different weather characters make offers of taking her brother so he doesn't bother her anymore, yet Flora realizes she wouldn't want her life without him. It's a very whimsical book and is illustrated beautifully with a lot of detail and a fall color scheme. Great to read in the fall.
  astares | May 25, 2014 |
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When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult to choose. But Flora would do anything to get rid of Crispin, wouldn't she?

Jeanne Birdsall's utterly charming picture book debut takes flight in Matt Phelan's twisting, twirling watercolors, brimming with wit and whimsy.

Amazon Exclusive: Sketches by Matt Phelan, Illustrator of Flora's Very Windy Day
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An early pencil sketch of Flora in one of her many moods An early pencil sketch of Crispin being blown by the wind

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When a big wind blows her annoying little brother away, Flora decides to save him despite the many tempting offers she gets for him from, among others, a cloud, an eagle, the man in the moon, and the wind itself.

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