Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Feel the Wind - a bookwrap

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Unwrapping today's book...

Authored by Rhéa Dufresne

Illustrated by Guillaume Perreault 

Ages 3-8

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About the book...

I loved this book.  Tender, soft and gentle, just like a summer's breeze, the rhyming words flow from page to page.  A little boy gets lost in the wonder and awe of the power and magic of the wind.  

He becomes aware of its presence as he observes turbines spinning, his balloon being whisked away at the amusement park, kites being spun out of control because of it's quick snatching fingers, and the melodious music of the chimes that clash and dance together on his front porch.  

He comes to the realization that it's the wind that dries his clothes, flapping happily on Granny's clothesline, and its strength that moves the ships as they sail by with their flags fluttering high in the air current.  Everywhere he turns the wind is interacting with him.  It  enriches his playtimes, tickles and ruffles his hair, and gives him a sense of relaxation and contentment as he lays back and stares off into the clouds lost in the wonderment of it all.  

The illustrations are perfect and enrich the the boy's experiences as they are personified and extremely kid-friendly.  The colour pallet is muted and mellow.... just like the rhymes themselves.  I highly recommend this book.  

Look Around Books: With rich vocabulary and delightful illustrations, the Look Around Books (Hear the SeaLook at the SkyFeel the Wind) are a perfect way to introduce the beauty and power of nature to young children. These three separate picture books are thematically linked--celebrating the wonders of nature that children encounter in their daily lives--but the rhythm of the text and style of the art are unique to each story. Be sure to get all three titles in the Look Around Books series.

About the author...

After studies in child psychology, Rhea Dufresne chose to unleash her passion for children's literature. Jack of all and wanting to know everything, she exercises in a joyful disorder, Performer trades, reader and critic, editorial assistant, bookseller, trainer and even volunteer librarian. She lives in Laval with his family.

About the illustrator...

Guillaume Perreault was born in Rimouski and he spent his childhood in this region. While young, he has a passion for drawing. After studies in graphic design in Ottawa, he puts his talent to the service of children's books, comics and various collectives. Its main allies are his feathers, his pens and pencils. He favors the conventional use of the drawing board and then complete its work digitally. William lives in Gatineau.

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