Whoosh Went the Wind!

Whoosh Went the Wind!

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by Sally Derby
     
 

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A little boy tells his teacher about the tricks of a mischievous wind that made him late for school. But his teacher just won’t believe him. Is he telling the truth or just inventing some outrageous excuses? Listen to the little boy as he tells about his windy "walk" to school and find out. VINCENT NGUYEN’s unique illustrations using oil paints and digital

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A little boy tells his teacher about the tricks of a mischievous wind that made him late for school. But his teacher just won’t believe him. Is he telling the truth or just inventing some outrageous excuses? Listen to the little boy as he tells about his windy "walk" to school and find out. VINCENT NGUYEN’s unique illustrations using oil paints and digital techniques bring this imaginative tale to a very unexpected conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
A boy bursts into a classroom, interrupting the lesson and exclaiming, "I'm late! I'm late, but it's not my fault." Whose fault is it? The wind's! To his skeptical teacher the boy proceeds to describe dramatic adventures with the whooshing wind on his way to school. Laundry flies off a clothesline, dandelions pile up to make a hill, hats go sailing down a street. Amazing things happen to animals: stray dogs and cats are blown into shopping carts, while a farmer's chickens and a rooster float on the wind to the top of the courthouse. The boy gets lost in a wind-borne fog and, soaring over the town, he is deposited at the school's front door. What an imagination! Or is it? When his unbelieving teacher opens the window to check, she suddenly ascends like a balloon, her skirt billowing. Nguyen's illustrations have an animated cartoonlike quality, full of action portrayed in unexpected angles and shifting perspectives. The season is problematic: school has started, but all trees are still green, though the boy wears a coat, a long scarf, and earmuffs; human characters are smooth and rounded, doll-like with their big heads and eyes. The wind is clearly the star of this fantasy for the very young. Teachers might want to pick it up on a windy day when acrylic-bright colors on double-page spreads will make it fun for a read aloud and elicit some imaginative ideas about the wind from young readers themselves.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-"I'm late! I'm late, but it's not my fault." A young boy enters his classroom, harried and exhausted, because the wind was blowing, creating outrageous-sounding obstacles to his timely arrival at school. He reports a mountain of whisking dandelions that he had to scale, a flag at the post office that flapped so hard its stars fluttered to the sidewalk, and hats from the millinery store sailing out the door. Traffic signs fly, a picket fence is whirled away, chickens and a rooster are blown to the courthouse roof, and the boy is lost in a fog until-the wind whooshes him up into the air and sets him down at the front door of the school. His teacher doesn't believe his story until she hears the wind calling, opens the window, and is lifted out of the classroom. Derby's dazzling language is accompanied by Nguyen's acrylic and charcoal illustrations that carry the action and add to the story's energy. This delightful read-aloud nearly ripples as the wind whooshes and roars, lifting readers into the enchanting tale.-Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A boy is late to school, but he has an explanation: It was the wind! Needless to say, his teacher doesn't believe him, but the boy elaborates nonetheless. First, the wind snatched all of his mother's laundry, and he had to collect it. Then the wind blew dandelions into a mountain, and he had to climb it. Next, the wind opened the doors to a hat store, and the hats went everywhere. Of course, the hats had to be gathered up. Then traffic signs were flying! Stray cats and dogs were being deposited into grocery bags! Chickens and roosters were floating in air! Next, some fog blew in, and the boy got lost. When the fog cleared, the wind seized the boy and brought him down at the school. By this point, the boy's teacher has had enough. She'll take a look outside and find out just what's going on. But maybe that isn't such a good idea. . . . Lively charcoal-and-acrylic illustrations and sprightly text portray this adventurous young student on a most unusual day. (Picture book. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477816776
Publisher:
Amazon Childrens Publishing
Publication date:
07/23/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
612,735
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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Whoosh Went the Wind! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Amazing.....!Excellent......!Just enjoy it.....!