GREENAWAY MEDAL WINNER -1974
by Pat Hutchins
Simon & Schuster, 1974
Interests: wind, weather
Other books by this author: Rosie’s Walk, Don’t Forget the Bacon!, The Doorbell Rang, The Surprise Party, Clocks and More Clocks
A mischievous wind blows everyone’s belongings up into the air. One by one a crowd gathers to chase the wind. In the end the wind mixes everything up and drops it down before heading out to sea.
The poem is a little sticky in places, but the simple story still holds. Children will find it funny when the articles are dumped on the people in a big muddle. (And it’s reassuring to see that everyone gets their things back and the balloon survives intact.)