To kick off the PGW children’s book recommendations of 2013 I introduce Windblown coming this spring from Owlkids.
Windblown is a clever and simple little book that shows children all the things you can make out of a few colorful shapes cut out of paper. As the pieces blow across the pages the narrator asks “Where did they come from? Whose are they?” and we follow the paper as the wind blows them into a chicken, a fish, a bird and even a frog. At the end, readers are encouraged to cut out their own shapes to see what can be created. This is definitely a book worth taking a look at this year, one that will help readers think outside of the box.
Review in January 15 edition of Kirkus Reviews
Available in April 2013