Project Description


In the Wind

by Elizabeth Spurr
illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

Simple and evocative language and charming illustrations describe a girl’s experience on a windy day.

In this gently rhyming board book, a young girl makes, flies, and loses her kite on a windy day. But when she returns home, something special is waiting for her.

Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant together create a perfect sit-in-your-lap reading experience for toddlers.

Format: Board Book
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-1-56145-854-7
Publication Date: 3/1/2016
Page Count: 22
Size: 5-7/8″ x 6-1/2″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Lexile: AD20L
Themes: Rhyme, Weather
BISAC 1: JUV029020 JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / Weather
BISAC 2: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
BISAC 3: JUV014000 JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women


“A gentle outing for children who are ready for stories of everyday life rather than just objects to name.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“The soft, painterly illustrations transport readers to that blustery day in the park, right up to the beautiful sunset, and able communicate that girl’s emotional experience.”  ―The Horn Book Guide

“The rhyming text is spot on.” ―Storytime Secrets

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Spurr holds a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. A former newspaper editor, she is the author of a number of children’s books. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Manelle Oliphant is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho and an artist and illustrator. She lives in Utah. You can visit her website here.