#blogbookaday: Kate, Who Tamed the Wind

4 Mar

35749425.jpgSummary:  “A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to protect the house from the howling wind. From award-winning author Liz Garton Scanlon and whimsical illustrator Lee White comes a delightfully simple, lyrical story about the important role trees play in our lives, and caring for the world in which we live.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: Kate comes to the aid of her neighbor who lives on the tip-top of a steep hill. Unfortunately, the wind blows and blows causing lots of problems. She brings back his hat that flew away and also brings small tree saplings to help block the wind and many years later the trees succeed! I loved the rhythm and repetition of this book, making it a beautiful story to read about a strong girl with ideas to change the world for the better. The illustrations are mixed media with watercolor, ink and digital and I love the movement in the illustrations as the wind blows the curtains, the leaves, the man’s hat and everything else.

Personal Reaction: A perfect STEM fiction book about the importance of trees! My favorite part of this story was that a little girl wanted to make a difference and took the initiative to do so. I also loved how the illustrations showed the passing of time as the trees grew larger and the little girl did too. This is a sweet story about helping your community and the ecosystem.

Title: Kate, Who Tamed the Wind
Author: Liz Garton Scanlon
Illustrator: Lee White
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: February 6, 2018

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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