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If the Wind Changes...

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Alfie loves pulling grumpy faces and doesn't care about scaring other cats or making his mum unhappy. But when his Great Aunt tells him his face will freeze if the wind changes, the unimaginable happens - Alfie's frown freezes into a smile! Suddenly Alfie's life is changed...and isn't so sure he wants to frown again! This is a charming and funny story about being happy, pr ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by QED Books (first published July 1st 2011)
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Rosa Cline
Dec 14, 2015 Rosa Cline rated it it was amazing
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This story was so fun! My nearly 4 year old granddaughter and I smiled and enoyed every page of this book! The main cat in the story likes to wear a frown on his face and show those around him that he's 'tough' and 'mean' with a scowl. But his face starts to hurt a lot so when he's sleeping he smiles his mama is sad that no one else sees that smile. His aunt comes one day to be with him, and she tells him "If the wind changes your face will stay that way" and with that he starts to grin at the t ...more
Ian Mchugh
Jun 27, 2015 Ian Mchugh rated it liked it
Cutesy. A message that it's wrong to frown and be grumpy is not a bad thing for kids though. Flo liked the colourful illustrations.
Erin Merrill
Jun 23, 2014 Erin Merrill rated it it was amazing
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Super cute little book about a orange little tabby named Alfie who loves to be grumpy! When the wind changes and his face is stuck in a smile, Alfie realizes it's better to smile... even if a bird poops on your head! I especially loved the page that showed Alfie playing with 2 other tomcats: a tuxedo kitty (Libby) and a Grey tabby (Handsome). Great book for kids who love kitties and who may need a little reminder that it is better to smile! :-)
Danie Cutter
Mar 09, 2012 Danie Cutter rated it liked it
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Nice cute picture book, mainly chosen by little miss for the cats.
Jan 09, 2012 Mary rated it liked it
Kinda didactic. But cute illustrations.
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Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book ...more
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