Don’t you love the brisk wind that often erupts in the spring? You can just be walking down the street and suddenly a gust of wind rustles the leaves on the trees, blows up your shirtsleeves and swirls around your ankles. It makes me want to go fly a kite. Or, at the very least, share some stories about kites and the wind.
Flora’s Very Windy Day by Jeanne Birdsall, illustrated by Matt Phelan, is not really about kites. Instead it’s about a wind so strong it blows Flora’s little brother away, and — even though he’s annoying — Flora sets out to save him.
Even though I appreciate the ideas of themeless storytimes which have been discussed recently on this blog, sometimes I find it helpful to have a theme to help focus my thoughts and plans. Have you done a storytime on kites or wind? What books did you use?