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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 that her little brother, Crispin, spilled her paints. Her mother asks her to take him outside, and despite Flora's objection, she obeyed. It's so windy outside, that the two of them go on a journey through the sky. Different Elements offer to take her brother, but Flora decides that she should take her brother home.
  sbasler | Mar 11, 2014 |
Beautiful and whimsical illustrations accompany this fantastical story of a windy adventure. Both story and illustrations are heart warming ( )
  mariekagreene | Jan 23, 2014 |
I usually don't like "sweet" or "cute" books very much, because "sweet" and "cute" is often so bland and trite and uninteresting. But in this book, there's so much expression and movement in every line of every image, and Flora's exasperation of Crispin is balanced genuinely with her care of and care for him, that the round faces and soft outlines made me smile instead of roll my eyes. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
I loved the art in this book and I found the premise very lyrical. I couldn't help being a little bored while reading it though, it's quite a bit redundant. My kid may be too old for this stuff, however if the child was much younger, the lesson about sibling love could be lost on them ... ( )
  Fjola | Oct 16, 2013 |
There are lots of books out there about a pesty younger sibling and the older child learning to appreciate them, but apparently there is room for another. Very sweet story about a brother and sister and nicely illustrated too! ( )
  alyson | Aug 29, 2013 |
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Product Description 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(Click on Images to Enlarge)

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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