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The Resource Whoosh went the wind!, written by Sally Derby ; illustrated by Vincent Nguyen

Whoosh went the wind!, written by Sally Derby ; illustrated by Vincent Nguyen

Label
Whoosh went the wind!
Title
Whoosh went the wind!
Statement of responsibility
written by Sally Derby ; illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A boy tries to convince his teacher that the reason he is late for school is that, over and over, he had to undo the damage being caused by the wind, from tearing laundry off the line to blowing away street signs
Review
  • Who would believe that the wind could cause a little boy to be late for school? Not the boys teacher, but after the child details all the situations the whooshing wind caused and the damage he had to undo, she comes pretty close to changing her mind. The boys story is juxtaposed with his teachers disbelieving responses, which appear in red ink: Flying traffic signs? You must be kidding me! Its true, it really is! Cars stopped while drivers dithered, so I directed traffic until a policeman came. And still the wind kept blowing. The acrylic-and-charcoal illustrations, which reflect Nguyens work with animated movies such as Ice Age, effectively use perspective to generate the melee. From climbing a mountain of dandelions to coaxing chickens from the courthouse roof with popcorn (which the boy always carries in his lunch bag), the boy's fanciful, whirlwind journey to school will leave children grinning and, perhaps, blowing up their own excuses. -- Julie Cummins (Reviewed 10-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 103, number 4, p54)
  • K-Gr 2 –“I’m late! I’m late, but it’s not my fault.” A young boy enters his classroom, harried and exhausted, because the wind was blowing, creating outrageous-sounding obstacles to his timely arrival at school. He reports a mountain of whisking dandelions that he had to scale, a flag at the post office that flapped so hard its stars fluttered to the sidewalk, and hats from the millinery store sailing out the door. Traffic signs fly, a picket fence is whirled away, chickens and a rooster are blown to the courthouse roof, and the boy is lost in a fog until…the wind whooshes him up into the air and sets him down at the front door of the school. His teacher doesn’t believe his story until she hears the wind calling, opens the window, and is lifted out of the classroom. Derby’s dazzling language is accompanied by Nguyen’s acrylic and charcoal illustrations that carry the action and add to the story’s energy. This delightful read-aloud nearly ripples as the wind whooshes and roars, lifting readers into the enchanting tale.–Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA --Rebecca Sheridan (Reviewed October 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 10, p109)
  • A boy is late to school, but he has an explanation: It was the wind! Needless to say, his teacher doesn't believe him, but the boy elaborates nonetheless. First, the wind snatched all of his mother's laundry, and he had to collect it. Then the wind blew dandelions into a mountain, and he had to climb it. Next, the wind opened the doors to a hat store, and the hats went everywhere. Of course, the hats had to be gathered up. Then traffic signs were flying! Stray cats and dogs were being deposited into grocery bags! Chickens and roosters were floating in air! Next, some fog blew in, and the boy got lost. When the fog cleared, the wind seized the boy and brought him down at the school. By this point, the boy's teacher has had enough. She'll take a look outside and find out just what's going on. But maybe that isn't such a good idea. . . . Lively charcoal-and-acrylic illustrations and sprightly text portray this adventurous young student on a most unusual day. (Picture book. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
153579
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Derby, Sally
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD 680
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Reading level
3.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nguyen, Vincent
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Winds
  • Teachers
Target audience
primary
Label
Whoosh went the wind!, written by Sally Derby ; illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761453093
Lccn
2005027582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20071227-021
System control number
  • ocm62092990
  • (OCoLC)62092990
  • 162479
Label
Whoosh went the wind!, written by Sally Derby ; illustrated by Vincent Nguyen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761453093
Lccn
2005027582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
BRO-copy20071227-021
System control number
  • ocm62092990
  • (OCoLC)62092990
  • 162479

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