The Boy and the Wild Blue Girl
Everyone thought the wild blue girl was a nuisance.
Everyone, that is, but Poul.
This is a clever and inspiring story of how curiosity and observation can bring about change in the world.
What I loved: This is a whimsical read with plenty of colors. The book takes place equally between the brief text and the illustrations, which are full of color and really lovely. It almost seems like a fairytale with the magical text and accompanying pictures.
What left me wanting more: The story is fairly brief, and it takes a read to realize that the Wild Blue Girl is the wind. Children may not easily make this connection, and while inspired by Poul la Cour, the book is not a biography. It could merely inspire interest in the topic, which could then be researched elsewhere.
Final verdict: Overall, this is a cute story about the wind and noting its power. While it does not make clear biographical links, it stands on its own as a whimsical story inspired by the wind and turbines.