While the blowing wind makes "porch doors sway" and "sea waves spray," it is responsible for much, much more. These same breezes send electron power traveling down windmills and circuits to ignite electricity. Electrons travel through power lines, and electricity charges the national grid so that lights may be turned on, cold homes may be warmed, and warm homes may be cooled. The gusts can help make "Factories hum / Harbors light up / Smart cars run." In a poetic text and sweeping landscape paintings, this picture book explores the many facets of the wind.
About the Author
Stacy Clark is a preschool teacher, writer, and environmental geologist who lives in Dallas, Texas. When the Wind Blows is her first book.
Brad Sneed has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth and Washday by Eve Bunting. He lives in Kansas with his wife and daughter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This imaginative, engagingly illustrated picture book about wind power moves fluidly from a windy, playful day by the sea to a reassuring and comforting transition to bedtime along a coastline where offshore windmills spin breezes into emissions-free electricity. When the Wind Blows conveys the elegance of a renewable energy source that, along with solar power, is now one of the two fastest growing sources of energy deployed worldwide. From "When the wind blows—Balloons escape—Beach balls roll—Clouds change shape" to "When the wind blows—Factories hum—Harbors light up—Smart cars run," this endearing, rhyming, colorful story combines windy day adventures with technology concepts that are easily grasped, thanks to Brad Sneed’s remarkable artistry. When the Wind Blows is a must-have for every child's bookshelf and every classroom’s library. Author Stacy Clark (a teacher and environmental scientist) and celebrated author and illustrator Brad Sneed are available for school visits and to answer your questions.