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Kids Fiction 1321
Perfect for read-aloud & activities
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot/Characters/Writing Style 
 
4.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
4.0
What would you create out of 2 grey circles, a big half circle, 2 black circles, an orange triangle, and a red cloud-shape? If you could create anything at all in the world out of these shapes, and use all of your imagination. . .what would you do?

That's exactly what WINDBLOWN encourages children to do!

The picture book starts out by introducing the 7 shapes over several pages. This provides a perfect opportunity to practice counting, colors, and shape identification. Then the "pieces of paper" are put together to form a chicken. Then a snail. And a frog. And a fish! Each animal claims that the pieces of paper are theirs, and that they had a hand in making them. There is clever repetition in the text each time a new animal is introduced - which makes the book slightly more complex than it seems and provides a good opportunity to get kids to follow along and repeat the story aloud. In the end, the wind blows the shapes high up in the air until they fall down right in front of you. What will you do with them?

Readers can download the shapes from WINDBLOWN from the publisher's website, which is incredibly convenient for librarians and teachers. Simply print out the shapes and you have a perfect activity for storytime!

WINDBLOWN is a simple picture book with lots of opportunities for engagement, creativity, and discussion. I highly recommend it!
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