WHEN THE WIND STOPS by Charlotte Zolotow

WHEN THE WIND STOPS

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A shortened, reillustrated version of a classic picture book (originally illustrated by Howard Knotts, 1975): A child asks "Why does the day have to end?" His mother replies, "So night can begin." A chain of questions and answers follows, taking readers across the world and through the seasons. Zolotow makes no substantial changes; she removes a few phrases to tighten the text. Vitale contributes a set of lyrical, simply drawn scenes in subtly blended colors. These are so thinly applied that they are translucent; the grain of the plywood on which they are painted becomes part of the design. A fine, seamless new match of text and art. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: May 30th, 1995
ISBN: 0-06-025425-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1995




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