Windblown

“Windblown”

In this cumulative story, beginning with one windblown gray circle, paper scraps are blown. 

The narrator asks, “Whose are these? Where did they come from?” 

The chicken says, “They’re mine!” 

The papers transform into different animals, which declare that the scraps belong to them. Then the wind blows all the scraps into the air and asks the reader, “What will you make?”

This book promotes creative components of imagination, flexible thinking and fluency.

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK:  I like this book because the reader can use his/her imagination to think about what the paper scraps will form before turning the page. 

TITLE: Windblown

AUTHOR: ÉdouardManceau

ILLUSTRATOR: ÉdouardManceau

Translated by: Sarah Quinn

PUBLISHER: Owlkids Books Inc., 2013

AGE GROUP: 3-6

TOPIC(S): shapes, animals

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, flexible thinking, fluency

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Cut different shapes from scraps of paper. Use your imagination to create different things from these scraps.

2) Play tangram games at Math is Fun website:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/tangrams.html

3) Do this activity based on the book: http://www.owlkidsbooks.com/Portals/0/docs/windblown-activity.pdf

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Édouard Manceau, visit:

https://www.abramsbooks.com/contributor/edouard-manceau_11558707/

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