On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781553378396_cover Enlarge Cover
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $14.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Mar 2006
ISBN:9781553378396
publisher: Kids Can Press

Who Likes the Wind?

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Marie Lafrance

reviews: 1
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
5 of 5
1 rating
rated!
rated!
list price: $14.95
edition:Hardcover
published: Mar 2006
ISBN:9781553378396
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

The wind --- we feel it on our skin, we hear it whistle and we watch it shape the clouds in the sky. But what is the wind? Open the flaps to find the science of the wind and related topics clearly explained. Discover why the wind blows, how leaves are blown from trees, where the wind blows a seed and much more.

Using simple concepts of science, this book in the Exploring the Elements series answers children's questions about wind and encourages young readers to explore their surroundings anew. Worlds of knowledge are waiting under the flaps!

About the Authors
Etta Kaner writes for both children and educators. The majority of her children’s books are non-fiction and have been translated into many languages. A number of her books have won awards, namely, the Silver Birch award, the Henry Bergh award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, Scientific American Young Readers Book award and the Science in Society Book award. While her earlier books were inspired by her two daughters, many of her later books have been inspired by the elementary school students that she teaches. Etta lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her website at: www.ettakaner.com
Author profile page >

Marie Lafrance is an award-winning illustrator who has been drawing most of her life. Her illustrations appear in magazines, posters, newspapers, billboards, board games, picture books and her own personal favorite, boxes of jelly powder. Recently, Marie has evolved her craft from painting with brushes to creating her wonderful illustrations digitally. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Author profile page >
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Awards
  • Short-listed, Louis J Battan Author's Award
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
Editorial Reviews

... Who Likes the Wind? ... is particularly successful as a non-fiction book, using concrete examples from everyday life to elucidate some physical principles ... Adults will appreciate this excellent teaching tool, since it reminds them to value the curiosity and fascination children have for the world around them. At the same time, the book will equip care-givers with accurate, explicit explanations to answer kids' many questions. They will doubtless learn a thing or two themselves in the process.

— Quill & Quire

At first glace, this book in the Exploring the Elements series appears to be a traditional picture book in which a multi-cultural cast of children at the beach, in the country, and in the city tell why they like the wind and ask questions related to their experiences. But there's a nice surprise: each right-hand page folds out to reveal the answers to the child's question along with several spot illustrations that help demonstrate the wind's impact ... Lafrance's acrylic paintings offer attractive scenes of children at play as well as good visual explanations. A user-friendly introduction to the science behind everyday occurrences.

— Booklist

Out of print

This edition is not currently available in bookstores. Check your local library or search for used copies at Abebooks.

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.
Canadian Children's  Book Centre
Librarian review

Who Likes the Wind? (Exploring the Elements)

I wonder why the wind blows? What does a cloud feel like? Young readers open flaps to reveal the science of wind and other related topics.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Canadian Children’s Book News. 2007.

Related Blog Posts

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...