When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson


When the Wind Blew by Alison Jackson

We all know the story of the old woman who lived in a shoe with her many children. But not everyone knows about the day when the wind blew very hard, and an unexpected guest arrived (cradle and all), setting off a chain of events that involves the three little kittens, Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, and many other beloved nursery characters. Can the old woman restore order to their world and still manage to get her children to bed on time? But, of course!


This companion to If the Shoe Fits (Holt, 2001) provides pleasant reunion with old favorites. School Library Journal Jackson puts nursery world elements together like a crossword puzzle, assembling smart rhymes and clever scenarios... Publishers Weekly Jackson's deft touch for humor carries the audience's interest through the story. School Library Journal on If the Shoe Fits An exciting world through which the miniature family journeys at a brisk pace perfect for energetic toddlers and preschoolers. Booklist on If the Shoe Fits Young ones who have mastered their nursery rhymes will get a hoot out of Jackson's gentle humor. Publishers Weekly on If the Shoe Fits An appealing book with an authentic voice, particularly when discussing the upheaval and discomfort caused by divorce, as well as the effort and good will required to smooth the transition. School Library Journal, starred review on Eggs Over Evie Evie tells her story with a pinch of humor and a dash of vulnerability, sifting together the people in her life and blending them into a surprising new family . . . Sweet and savory. Kirkus Reviews on Eggs Over Evie Relationships are at the heart of this appealing, illustrated chapter book. Booklist on Eggs Over Evie Evie's narration is emotionally perceptive without being sappy, and the emphasis on roles and relationships yields solid character development that serves to move the story forward. Each chapter is followed by a recipe, and the cooking frame adds organization and appeal to the story. BCCB, recommended, on Eggs Over Evie

About the Author

Alison Jackson was inspired to write this companion to If the Shoe Fits after a strong gust of wind mysteriously deposited a blanket in her backyard. Ms. Jackson is the award-winning author of many picture books and novels including I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie and Eggs Over Evie. She lives in Salinas, California. Doris Barrette has illustrated thirty-five books, including Thanks for Thanksgiving. Like the old woman in When the Wind Blew, Doris loves taking care of children and has a deep sense of well-being when she is with people she loves. She lives in a small village in Quebec, Canada, where she enjoys being close to nature and her big family.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2014



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