Friday, July 2, 2010


Among the loveliest of picture books ever:  
"Where does the wind go?" When a little boy asks this question at the end of a happy day, his mother explains that the wind does not stop - it blows away to make the trees dance somewhere else. Reassuringly, she tells him that nothing ever ends, it simply begins in another place or in another way. Rain goes back into the clouds to create new storms, waves fold back upon the sea to become new waves, and the day moves on to make way for the night, bringing the darkness and stars for the little boy to dream in.

Says one parent: The prose is so soothing and imaginative it actually lulled my child to sleep.
It's called When the Wind Stops, by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Stefano Vitale. Find it here:

Equally enriching:
This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers—the opportunities and chances that won’t ever come again . . . timeless but appealing to all ages, from one to one hundred.

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Thea said...

I just ordered both books from my library and can't wait to share them with my kids! From others you have come up with I know these two will be special.

Jeanene said...

Molly, I'm so glad your message you left me led me to your blog. It's very interesting and informative.

When the wind stops is a lovely book my children do have. We don't have all in a day but will order it.

I was thinking of doing a small post on finger puppets as I have Suzanne Downs book on tales, poems and puppets that my children just adore. I have to wait for the rain to stop so I can upload some photos.

Beautiful blog,, I love the masks. I shall visit your puppet site now.

Molly said...

Thank you Jeanene! I will be back in a couple weeks after some other summer doings.