Children's Literature - Jean BoreenPart of the "Pebble Plus" series, a series focused on young readers, this title helps young readers understand the concept of the "windy" day (and works well in tandem with other books in the series like Today is Rainy or Today is Snowy). As with the other books in the series, we begin with a chapter defining what a windy day is: when the "air blows and swirls" (4). The chapters that follow discuss what one wears to stay warm on a windy day and what people can do on a windy day (fly a kite). A fourth chapter than asks "How's the Weather?" and follows it up with a simple statement: "Today is windy. What will the weather be like tomorrow?" Each page typically has two short to medium-length sentences, typically beginning with a simple noun followed by a verb; prepositional phrases are used with many sentences to add description to each sentence. Full page pictures match the descriptive sentences throughout the book and make it easy for young readers to connect to in terms of experiences. A glossary of words at the end provides the necessary vocabulary to support the learning of young children, and "Read More" and "Internet Sites" sections offer additional information to help understand "windy." This is a good basic text from a solid series for young readers.
Text and photographs present weather information, clothing choices, and activities for a windy day.
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