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Like a Windy Day

3.53 of 5 stars 3.53  ·  rating details  ·  91 ratings  ·  21 reviews
The wind is powerful and stormy, mischievous and unpredictable. It can lift birds into the air and drive the clouds and rain. It can spin windmills, steal hats, and sail boats across the seas.
In this magical story, Frank and Devin Asch bring the wind to life and send a young girl soaring, tumbling, and twirling on her own exciting windy-day adventure. This is the fourth i
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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This was such a good one for storytime! I used it with toddlers today, and before I began, I handed out our little chiffon scarf squares. We played with the scarves and waved them around while I played "The Minute Waltz" on the iPod ("make a big circle!" "throw your scarf in the air!" "make it go super slow, now super fast!"). Then I had the kids sit down and do the actions of the story with their scarves while I read the book. (I also kept a scarf in my left hand and did the action with them.)

Great book for beginner readers and reading about a child wanting to be like the wind, flying around and making mischief. Not as much educational as enjoyable with beautiful illustrations.
Cheryl Rainfield
I love books that encourage creative thinking and dreaming, books that bring good feeling and feel inspiring. Like a Windy Day is just that kind of book.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

"I want to play like a windy day.
I want to zoom down hillsides
and race through streets.
I want to scatter seeds
turn windmills,
fly kites"

–Like a Windy Day, by Frank Asch, illustrated by Devin Asrch, p. 1-8.

Have you ever felt excited when the wind blows strongly, and wanted to join in? The girl in Like a Windy Day wants t
Father and son team Frank and Devin Asch put together this imaginative romp with the wind. The two to five year old children attending library story time were captivated by the book.

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"This was such a good one for storytime! I used it with toddlers today, and before I began, I handed out our little chiffon scarf squares. We played with the scarves and waved them around while I
I want to play like a windy day is said over and over showing different ways a windy day plays.

Great for preschool or toddler storytimes.
Tracey M. Cox
What can the wind do? In "Like A Windy Day" a child discovers the different stages of wind and how it can play.

"Like A Windy Day" will introduce children to the effects the wind has on people and the earth.

Devin Asch's illustrations will have you twirling and swirl your turn the page for new discoveries.

"Like A Windy Day" is written by Frank Asch.
Katherine Fountain
Like a Windy Day is a fun story talking about the importance of wind and how it plays a role in our daily lives. The main character sets out to see all of the responsibilities that the wind has like turning wind mills, waves, wind chimes etc. and even moves along with the wind herself. This would be a great lesson to introduce wind and weather.
Used this at my summer camp- delightful and simple read-aloud book. Lots of nice details in the illustrations to discuss. Led into great movement activity of acting out what you would do if you were the wind in various scenarios and a journaling/drawing activity depicting what you would do if you were the wind.
Kia M.
Like a Windy day has very nice illustrations throughout the entire book. This book would also go great with a mini science lesson focusing on wind. You could show your class all of the things that happen because of wind. For example, the turning of windmills, waving of flags, and the flying of kites.
A girl wants to play like the wind and do all the things that the wind can do: shake dew from a spider's web, steal hats, and lift birds and butterflies in the sky." Beautiful graphic illustrations sweep across double-page spreads and capture the mood.
Miss Niki
This book was selected for the "W" phoneme.

Position of word:
Initial - 27 times; Additional practice can be found at the end of the book that includes 9 more opportunities to hear "w" at the beginnings of words.
A beautiful childrens' book about a girl's adventure with the wind and the affect it has on everything around it. I loved the colors, the text and the poetic nature of the book.
I liked the personification of the child and the wind in this story. I think every girl and boy can remember a time when they thought of the wind as being a living being.
Loved the personification of the wind in this story. Also, the illustrations are captivating. This would be a great book for story time.
I really liked the personification of the wind. I can see the wind doing all of theses things mentioned in this story.
Not my favorite for some reason, but I like the idea of thinking about what it would be like to be the wind.
Cortney Kittridge
Could be good for teaching poetry. Not super engaging for children during a read aloud though.
Such a sweet book! Perfect for our kite themed storytime today. Loved the illustrations.
This book was okay. The illustrations were good enough, but the story dragged for us.
Sarah Kramer
Mar 14, 2008 Sarah Kramer rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: toddlers
Shelves: storytime-books
This book is better if you shorten it so the toddlers don't get restless.
May 20, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
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Frank Asch is an American children's writer, best known for his Moonbear picture books.

Asch published his first picture book, George's Store, in 1968. The following year he graduated from Cooper Union with a BFA. Since then he has taught at a public school in India, as well as at a Montessori school in the United States, conducted numerous creative workshops for children. He has written over 60 bo
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