Windy Days

Written by Deborah Kerbel
Illustrated by Miki Sato

Pajama Press — Fall 2021
From 2 to 5 | 24 pages

Blustery wind burns and shrieks
Nibbles on my nose and cheeks

For preschoolers, windy fall days mean excitement and play.

Strong winds stimulate children and their surroundings, as though an invisible hand is shaking the world. Gentler breezes help plants scatter their seeds, set pinwheels in motion, and keep kite strings taut. But fiercer winds begin to sting the cheeks as they bring about a new season…

“The suggested activities and vocabulary at the end of the book will encourage readers to find their own fun, just like the children in the book…An enchanting STEM title that will ignite the investigative scientist in young children.”
—School Library Journal

“Kerbel follows the wind through the seasons, setting scenes with strong descriptive language in two-line verses… filled with movement and joy. A diverse cast of young children interact with the wind… in Sato’s wonderfully textured mixed-media collage illustrations that seamlessly match the scenes described… The concept of wind in all its varieties is explained simply and beautifully with just enough information for curious young readers.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Kerbel and Sato’s energetic picture book takes a closer look at just how alive the wind can be. Bouncy, perfectly rhyming couplets capture its varying nature, from gentle and steady to swirly and gusty… elaborate, meticulous cut-paper collage artwork depicts the motion of wind in fascinating vignettes that beautifully capture its movement, featuring cheery, softly rounded kids portrayed with just as much dynamic movement as the book’s subject.”