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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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Ran across this in the library, big fan of Penderwicks, had to pick it up. Right off the bat - I love that picture books nowadays start the story early; it's a little reward for paying attention. In this case, start no later than the copyright page to appreciate Phelan's invaluable contribution to Birdsall's text.

Oh goodness. Marvelous. Look at the expressions on the children's faces. Empathize with the mom, and with the big sister. Let your imagination soar on the adventure. Read the rhythmic text and enjoy the love night after night after night as part of your bed-time ritual. Perfect.

For some reason it reminds me of [b:We're Going on a Bear Hunt|201126|We're Going on a Bear Hunt|Michael Rosen|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1172635267s/201126.jpg|1974395], but whereas that book is exciting and best shared at the beginning of playtime day after day after day, this one is more comforting with a quieter ending. It also reminds me of [b:Moon Tiger|2166771|Moon Tiger|Phyllis Root|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1266599098s/2166771.jpg|125233] which was more mystical, otherworldly. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This book was about a girl having to take her brother out with her to play outside. She didn't want to so she complained about having a brother in the first place. They go outside, and the wind is so strong it blows away her brother. She kicks off her heavy rain boots and chases after him. Several different things ask for him from her, like a dragonfly and the moon. She say no and realizes how much she likes her brother. She brings him back home to her mother. ( )
  NatalieCJones | Apr 11, 2015 |
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 |
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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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