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This Is the Wind

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  7 reviews

The wind leads readers and listeners through the pages of this poetic tale of two mothers—one human, one mouse— recounting the story of giving birth to their children. Lyrically and rhythmically, the repeating chorus “This is the wind that blew on the farm on the night you were born…” guides us through the text as each page
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Roaring Brook Press
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Jun 04, 2009 Katie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Marisa, all the prego ladies @ the library
Shelves: faiths-books
Rhyming text, gorgeous illustrations, a creative way to tell a child their birth story. Marisa, you have to read this one!
Great rhyming, awesome illustrations. The book follows the journey of a human mother and a mouse mother on the night they were giving birth to each of their children. It is a cumulative tale about both births.

An acitivity I would do with the children is have them ask their mothers what happened the night they gave birth to them, and then come back to class the next day and retell us the story.
This tells the story of the night a baby was born. It's an add-on story, so it starts with one phrase, then has a second and the original, then a third, the second, the original, and so on.

I picked this one up because of the art work. I particularly like the big fat baby bellowing his first cry. :)

Recommended for ages 4-8.
Audrey Sanders
Very clever,sweet, well-written story. I love how the illustrations complement the story so well. It's fun to look at the illustrations and see what they add to the story.
Heather Spergel
Beautiful story to read a child about being born. The words flow around the pages with the sweet story. Illustrations are terrific.

"windy night you were born, cumulative tale, beautiful pictures"
Cumulative tale of the day baby was born
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Liz Rosenberg is an American poet, novelist, children's book author, and book reviewer. She is currently a professor of English at Binghamton University.
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