K-Gr 4 At bedtime, Peter hears the wind and wonders where he sleeps at night. During a dream sequence, he and the wind explore possible bedsa lake, a valley, a forest, and finally, a plain, the only satisfactory sleeping surface for such a large creature. The story is reminiscent of MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind and other traditional fairy tales in which children travel with the wind and see the world, usually at night and seemingly during their sleep. What makes this book unique is its modern American setting, with a real boy who meets the fantasy character of the wind. The pen and watercolor pictures are generally dark and surrealistic, full of motion as befits such a nighttime story and such a tempestuous main character. Sometimes the wind looks like a hairy Jehovah and sometimes like the oversized Gulliver in Lilliput. The lighting and overhead point-of-view are sometimes reminiscent of William Blake's visionary illustrations. Overall, the story and the pictures are successful in answering an authentic childhood query about the anthropomorphic needs of natural phenomena. Ruth K. MacDonald, Perdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind.