Windy Day!

Title: The Wind Blew (1974)

Author & Illustrator: Pat Hutchins

Published By: Simon & Schuster


The Wind Blew is our first book featured on Stem Saturday!  Stem is the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Todays book focuses on climate and weather and the effects of wind.  Children will follow this classic tale as the wind gust and picks up peoples  things along the way.  From an umbrella, to a balloon, even a judge’s wig!  The wind floats these items in the air until it stops and throws everything back down!  At the end of the story the wind blows away to sea.  Use this book to discuss wind energy and power with children.  Also discuss the weight of the different types of items the wind could pick up in the book.  Have fun on a windy day by going outside with a collection of items and do your own experiment as to which items the wind blows and those it does not.

3 other books by Pat Hutchins:

▪The Doorbell Rang (1986)

▪Ten Red Apples (2000)

▪Bumpety Bump (2006)

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