Wind can tickle your face or whistle through an open window. Did you know that some wind travels faster than a car? Air is always moving. We can’t see air move, though we can watch it push clouds across the sky, or shake the leaves of a tree. From gentle breezes to powerful hurricanes, find out about the wind-what causes it, how it can be used to help us, and how it affects the weather. Learn how to make your own weather vane, and find out, in simple terms and with playful illustrations, just what makes the wind that blows all around us.
"Wind, which may be difficult for children to understand because it can't be seen, is clearly explained and delightfully illustrated. Ages 5-9."–New Books for Young Readers, College of Education, University of Minnesota
"A comprehensible definition of what causes the wind to blow is followed by sensory examples of feeling, hearing, and seeing the effects of wind, which are easy for youngsters to grasp."–Booklist
"It's wonderful!...an excellent book to widen horizons-do you know what a chinook is? A sirocco?"–Rochester Post Bulletin
Awards & Honors
- Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, National Science Teachers Association/Children's Book Council