This Is the Wind

This Is the Wind Cover

This Is the Wind

By Liz Rosenberg; Renee Reichert (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596432680, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 30, 2008



The wind leads readers and listeners through the pages of this poetic tale of two mothers—one human, one mouse— recounting the story of giving birth to their children. Lyrically and rhythmically, the repeating chorus “This is the wind that blew on the farm on the night you were born…” guides us through the text as each page adds a continuing line to a song of new life. Gorgeous illustrations show the human world and the tiny mouse world, both under the same lush moonlight. A treasure for any mother-to-be or new parent.


About the Author
LIZ ROSENBERG is the author of LITTLE GATHERING POEMS, EARTH-SHATTERING POEMS, INVISIBLE LADDER, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE. She has received numerous recognitions including an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and has been featured on Reading Rainbow. She lives in Binghamton, New York. RENEE REICHERT is the recipient of the Society of Illustrators' Certificate of Merit, among other awards, and the illustrator for THE CAT CAME BACK. She lives in Centerport, New York.