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Happy (belated) publication day to The Wind Plays Tricks, illustrated by Charlene Chua and written by Virginia Howard!

The Wind Plays Tricks

The wind swirls through the farmyard one dark night. It tears around the farmyard, over the meadows, past the pond. It blows so hard and so long that all the animals howl, too. And in the sunny morning, the animals learn that the wind has played tricks on them. Pig goes, “Cluck!” Little Chicks go, “Neigh!” Hens go, “Moo!” Horse goes “Cock-a-Doodle-Dooo!” Cow goes “Quack!” And Rooster—well, Rooster goes, “Cheep!” Can the animals work together to find a solution and get their right voices back?

Kirkus Reviews said:

“Chua’s cartoon barnyard is bright, and her animals, expressive, their faces and body language slightly anthropomorphized.

…a fun visit to a mixed-up barnyard.” – Kirkus Reviews

I also love this book trailer from Storyteller Chicago!

The Wind Plays Tricks is available at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and your favorite indie bookstore.

You can also connect with the book on Goodreads.

I just love Charlene’s art in this book, and if you’re interested in more from Charlene, you can find it below:

Illustrated by Charlene Chua

Chicken Wants a Nap by Tracy Marchini

"A surprising gem." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Chicken Wants a Nap is available at Amazon, Barnes & NobleTarget and your favorite independent bookstore!

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