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.
Translated by: Sarah Quinn
PUBLISHER: Owlkids Books Inc., 2013
AGE GROUP: 3-6
TOPIC(S): shapes, animals
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: imagination, flexible thinking, fluency
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:
3) Do this activity based on the book: http://www.owlkidsbooks.com/Portals/0/docs/windblown-activity.pdf
To learn more about author/illustrator Édouard Manceau, visit: