DescriptionThe wind shapes clouds and makes kites soar--but it can also light cities, power railroads, and make factories hum to life. Introduce young readers to the enormous potential of wind energy, and learn how the same force that flies kites and makes ocean waves can power the human world in this celebration of renewable energy. Stacy Clark's rhyming, lyrical text explains in simple terms how turbines harness wind energy and turn it into electricity. Sweeping landscape paintings by Brad Sneed illustrate the journey, from offshore wind farms to power lines stretching across the country, bringing electricity to homes, factories, and more. Inspire readers to imagine all the things the wind can do! Perfect for eco-conscious readers and kids intrigued by how things work, this poetic nonfiction picture book has been vetted by an expert.
February 01, 2015
7.2 X 0.3 X 11.5 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Stacy Clark is a preschool teacher, writer, and environmental geologist who lives in Dallas, Texas. When the Wind Blows is her first book. Brad Sneed has illustrated more than twenty books for children, including Cock-a-doodle-doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth and Washday by Eve Bunting. He lives in Kansas with his wife and daughter.
"Intriguing, easily informative and even inspiring."--Kirkus Reviews "If you are looking for a book that inspires hope in your little ones and teaches them about a world free of fossil fuels, When the Wind Blows is it."--Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award Nominated Actor & Climate Activist "a breezy introduction to wind energy."--Booklist "When the Wind Blows is literally poetry in motion, flowing like a sea breeze powering the next generation with clean wind energy."--Mark Jacobson, Stanford University's Atmosphere and Energy Program Director and co-founder of The Solutions Project "This clear and fun explanation begs for storytime reading and will spark discussion. An enlightening, fresh effort."--School Library Journal "When the Wind Blows is a book for kids to read to their elders so we can get moving!"--Bill McKibben, best-selling author and founder of 350.org