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The Sun and The Wind by Mairi Mackinnon

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The Sun and The Wind

The Sun and The Wind


This is a brightly illustrated re-telling of the fable of the North Wind and the Sun, who puzzlingly compete to see who is first able to make a traveller remove his coat. I also played my daughter the catchy tune also telling the tale by Julia Donaldson (of Gruffalo fame), but I fear that she was much more interested in the scenes of people having seaside fun in the sunshine, then getting blustered about. The final page shows the traveller enjoying a blueberry ice-cream and I think that was the image that stayed in her mind. Along the way we may have learned that although the wind is invisible it can be represented by a blue swirl. We’re about to try an anthology of Aesop’s Fables next…

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