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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 annoyed with her little brother Crispin and the two decide to go outside and brave the wind on a blustery day. Crispin doesn't have super special heavy-duty boots like Flora though, and the wind quickly blows him away! Without a second thought Flora whips off her boots and jumps into the wind after him. She faces tempting offers to take Crispin off her hands from a dragonfly, an eagle, even a rainbow, but she turns them all down because she loves her brother, and eventually the wind allows them to go home to enjoy their mom's chocolate chip cookies.

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What a touching story about the love between an older sister and her younger brother. I have an older sister myself, and I know she wanted to trade me away plenty of times when we were growing up, but I'm sure she never would have because I'm awesome, and with a name like Crispin, this little brother has to be awesome too. The way Flora whipped off her special red boots to dive after Crispin without a second thought makes me suspect she is pretty awesome herself. This would be a great book for any brother sister pair! ( )
  JeffBunte | Apr 22, 2017 |
Flora is unhappy about the mess that her younger Crispin Causes. So once she is kicked outside to play, along with her brother, she wants him to be blown away. Which soon happens. Throughout the story, creatures and nature ask to keep her brother but she rejects them al. She knows that Crispin belongs in her heart and returns him home
  CNealon | Nov 30, 2016 |
flora wants her brother to fly away but they both end up flying away with the wind. they visit the moon and the rainbow. they come home after their adventure.
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  TUCC | Jul 26, 2016 |
This was a cute story. It would be good to tell anyone with siblings who fight. ( )
  beanandboone | Mar 12, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. First, the characters were very believable. Flora, the main character gets easily frustrated with her little brother. She argues with him often and sometimes even wishes that the wind would take him away. On one windy afternoon, Flora and her brother go outside and Flora wishes that the wind would blow her brother away. It does in fact blow him away, and Flora regretting her decision goes after him. The plot is also very organized and clear. The two characters are running into a new character every page and having the same conversation about Flora taking her brother home. The main idea of this story is that though siblings may have rivalries, they will always love each other because at the end of the day, they are family. ( )
  KatherineNelson | Feb 23, 2016 |
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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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