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When the Wind Blows

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
While the blowing wind makes "porch doors sway" and "sea waves spray," it is responsible for much, much more. These same breezes send electron power traveling down windmills and circuits to ignite electricity. Electrons travel through power lines, and electricity charges the national grid so that lights may be turned on, cold homes may be warmed, and warm homes may be ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 1st 2015 by Holiday House
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Teresa Bateman
Feb 14, 2015 Teresa Bateman rated it really liked it
When the wind blows it carries kites up off the beach. Balls roll, and boats sail. Turbines offshore also turn, causing magnets to create energy that goes out through wires to power homes and cities. This is a lyrical, simple introduction to wind power, and its contributions to our world. It does not try to be even-handed, failing to note problems with wildlife impacts of this power source. Warm watercolor illustrations flow across double page spreads. This is all very positive and "green." And, ...more
Aug 10, 2015 Lauren rated it liked it
Good length, pleasant readaloud about wind power that would be good in conjunction with a unit about electricity, power, windmills, alternative energy, etc. for 5-8 year olds. A good jumping-off point or review, but does not explain the concepts mentioned (magnets, electrical circuits, electrons, etc.). WHY IS EVERYONE WHITE THOUGH
Mar 23, 2015 Jschofi4 rated it really liked it
Great rhyming text talking about wind power. The engineering related spreads are really well done and included in a non-jarring way.
Sep 04, 2015 Emily rated it liked it
3.5. This is pretty neat: a book about wind power for little ones (with some big vocabulary words). It's rhymed, and the beats scan well, which is always such a relief (often a rarity!) with picture books:

"When the wind blows
Porch doors sway
Dune grass bends
Sea waves spray

When the wind blows
Balloons escape
Beach balls roll
Clouds change shape...

When the wind blows
Blades rotate
Turning gears

When the wind blows
Copper whirls 'round
Between two magnets
High aboveground

(here I'll admit I find tha
Stacy Clark
Mar 25, 2015 Stacy Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hi Friends - this is my first rhyming, renewable energy book for children! Thanks to illustrator Brad Sneed, it's artfully simple and detailed, but breezy and memorable too. This is a lyrical science picture book about how the power of offshore breezes can power harbors, homes, hillsides and highways! Take a ride with the skipper and his dog to discover how windmills produce emissions-free, clean electricity for towns and cities everywhere. And please do let me know what you think!

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Nov 30, 2015 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: ece-2nd, 3rd-5th
In this introductory illustrated non-fiction book about wind energy, Stacy Clark and Brad Sneed turn a narrative and lyrical story into a learning opportunity. While enjoying the watercolor paintings the reader learns about what happens when the wind blows for the windmills in the ocean. Wonderful vocabulary is used throughout the book, and while these are illustrations, they are clearly inspired by real-life objects and meant to teach and inform. This would be great for an introduction to any ...more
This book is not just about the wind . . . but about wind turbines & how they transform the wind into energy. Somehow the author has managed to make a succinct text rhyme and incorporate technical terms like magnetic forces and electrons (wow!)

"When the wind blows
Blades rotate
Turning gears

"When the wind blows
It activates lights
Warms cold homes
And cools hot nights."

The repetitive refrain of "when the wind blows," the rhyme & shortness of the text, the appealing illustrations m
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
I used this book in my classes for kids ages 2-4 and they really enjoyed it. The colorful and vibrant illustrations keep the kids interest. The poetic way the book is written makes it fun to listen to. I love that there are interesting and easy books that teach children some interesting facts out in the world. I love reading books the kids have not heard before. Such fun! 4 stars
Aug 30, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it
This is a "breezy" (pun intended) wind power poem illustrated with engaging watercolors. Although light in tone and style, this is a picture book packed with green power imagery. A must-read book for any units on energy, wind, or weather.
Well that went in a totally different direction than I was expecting, but it's a cool book about windpower for the littles. It even rhymes!
David Stockton
David Stockton rated it it was amazing
Oct 24, 2015
Cute, simple explanation of what the wind is and what it does. Really great illustrations too!
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Jun 18, 2015 Vicki rated it really liked it
So many things the wind can do and effect. Nice science lessons and big and colorful pictures.
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May 09, 2015
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Engaging rhyming text explaining wind power.
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I'm an environmental writer and teacher who researches and reports on clean energy developments for the Huffington Post.

My first renewable energy picture book for children, "When the Wind Blows," was discovered by CA literary agent Andy Ross, who sold it to Holiday House five days later.

Beautifully illustrated by Brad Sneed, WIND was released by HH in January 2015 and has received endorsements f
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