"Flying traffic signs? You must be kidding me!". . . "It's true, it really is! Cars stopped while drivers dithered, so I directed traffic until a policeman came. And still the wind kept blowing."
A young boy, enters the classroom in a rush, exhausted by the blowing wind, that created chaos which he experienced in an offensive, beyond the bounds of normal delays of the 'on time arrival' rite to school. He tells his teacher about the stress of a troublesome wind that made him late for school. His teacher couldn't just believe he was telling the truth or just mixing it within his wild imagination?
Who could believe that the annoying wind could cause a little boy, to be that late for school? The boy's teacher was suspicious, but after she heard the kid's vivid encounter specifics, and the situations he suffered by the loud rushing wind, she became likely convinced to change her mind, considering the hardships he went through. The boy's story is well accepted by my grandson Oliver, almost his age!
Oliver enjoyed the illustrations, of his peer manipulating chickens with popcorn, discovering it is a nice idea to always carry some with him. The boy's adventurous journey to school left him with a broad smile, and perhaps a ton of fanciful excuses, told by the little boy as he defended his case of his windy adventure to school, with the help of Nguyen's amazing artful paintings that made the tale memorable.