This Is the Wind

This Is the Wind

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by Liz Rosenberg, Renee Reichert
     
 

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY NEWBORN AND THEIR FAMILY

The wind leads readers and listeners through the pages of this poetic tale of two mothers—one human, one mouse— recounting the story of giving birth to their children. Lyrically and rhythmically, the repeating chorus “This is the wind that blew on the farm on the night you were born…”

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THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY NEWBORN AND THEIR FAMILY

The wind leads readers and listeners through the pages of this poetic tale of two mothers—one human, one mouse— recounting the story of giving birth to their children. Lyrically and rhythmically, the repeating chorus “This is the wind that blew on the farm on the night you were born…” guides us through the text as each page adds a continuing line to a song of new life. Gorgeous illustrations show the human world and the tiny mouse world, both under the same lush moonlight. A treasure for any mother-to-be or new parent.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

In the spirit of "The House That Jack Built," this cumulative tale recounts a baby's birth on a windy night. As it builds, some of the phrases lose their rhythm, becoming a mouthful that can leave readers gasping for breath. However, the lush, dreamy illustrations in rich, deep hues bring a great deal of loveliness to the story. Opening and closing with the image of a mother rocking her baby, the book is tied together with a wind that blows through the open window and whips around each spread, both dividing and highlighting phrases and images, until it dies down peacefully where it started. The pictures also show a parallel story as a mother mouse moves in and has a litter of babies. Mothers might enjoy sharing this attractive book with young children.-Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596432680
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

LIZ ROSENBERG is the author of LITTLE GATHERING POEMS, EARTH-SHATTERING POEMS, INVISIBLE LADDER, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE. She has received numerous recognitions including an IRA-CBC Children’s Choice and has been featured on Reading Rainbow. She lives in Binghamton, New York.

RENÉE REICHERT is the recipient of the Society of Illustrators’ Certificate of Merit, among other awards, and the illustrator for THE CAT CAME BACK. She lives in Centerport, New York.

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This Is the Wind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
EllieLI More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful and comforting book to read to your children and
grandchildren. Loved the glorious colored illustrations and the song-like
prose. All my friends, and their little ones, also loved this book!

Eleanor Cantor
Steffie34 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book that builds on itself as it goes along, with a rhythmic, lulling pace. A wonderful how-you-were-born book that is not mushy, I also love the interplay of a small mouse crawling into the wintry house and how the mouse family paralels the human. Absolutely ravishing illustrations, rich colors.
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