When the Wind Blows (Hardcover)

By Stacy Clark, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823430697, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2015

List Price: 16.95*
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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.