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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 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 |
This book is about a little girl Flora who goes outside with her brother Crispin on a very windy day, and they both get carried off by the wind. Through their adventures being blown by the wind, Flora realizes that she cares more about her brother than she thought she did. The moral of this story is great for young children with siblings, because it exposes the fact that it's ok to not like one's siblings sometimes. However, at the end of the day, siblings love each other. The illustrations in this book go hand in hand with the wind theme, as they seem to be water colored, and very wispy looking. The characters' faces in the book are not very detailed, and only have a couple dots for eyes and a line for a nose.
  kaitfenton | Jan 27, 2016 |
This is the story of Flora and her little baby brother. They go out to play in the wind but her brother does not have special books like Flora and he ends up being swept away by the wind, Flora has to spread her coat and catch the wind to go save him. They go flying through the sky on an adventure. ( )
  Emilysill | Nov 27, 2015 |
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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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