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Whoosh Went the Wind! [Kindle Edition]

Sally Derby , Vincent Nguyen
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A little boy tells his teacher about the tricks of a mischievous wind that made him late for school. But his teacher just won’t believe him. Is he telling the truth or just inventing some outrageous excuses? Listen to the little boy as he tells about his windy "walk" to school and find out. Vincent Nguyen's unique illustrations using oil paints and digital techniques bring this imaginative tale to a very unexpected conclusion.


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About the Author

Author Sally Derby lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Derby is also the author of Two Fools and a Horse and The Wacky Substitute.

Illustrator Vincent Nguyen lives in Hoboken, New Jersey. He also illustrated Jungle Bullies.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4893 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (12 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DOORTY
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #172,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grandma on kindle 7 Oct. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely story of a boy who tells his teacher the reason he is late for school is because the wind has raised havoc

She does not believe him with dire consequences

Lovely illustrations too

Age group: 4 + altho i did read it to my 3 year old grand daughter who listened intently
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2.0 out of 5 stars Good 23 Jan. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
Something went wrong with the download, couldn't read it all

I Can't really comment but it was a promising start
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good for kids 21 Sept. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Enjoyable fast paced book for 5-7 yr olds, good use of language and tone.
Could do with a larger font
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Sept. 2014
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My little granddaughter loves this story
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Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  65 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Was the boy telling the whooshy happenings or just mixing them with his wild imagination? 17 Feb. 2014
By Didaskalex - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
****1/2
"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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars KINDLE STILL HAS SOME WORK TO DO 17 Feb. 2014
By Wyatt Jones-Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
THe story is fine; but the formatting for KINDLE is tiny and can't be adjusted. We could barely read the text.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story with lots of action, but ends too abruptly 9 Mar. 2014
By TooManyHobbies - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
*** Spoiler Alert ***

"Whoosh Went The Wind" is a cute story that has a little boy telling his incredulous teacher why he is late for school. The little boy blames the mischievous wind, and then tells of a series of adventures he had on the way to school: gathering windblown laundry from trees, climbing mountains of dandelions, saving hats, etc.

The writing is full of action, and allows the reader to inject a lot of drama into the storytelling, but I think the story just end too abruptly. At first I was confused and thought the book was missing a page or two, but then I realized what had happened to the teacher (she gets sucked away by the wind she doubted). Kind of mean if you asked me, but the kiddies loved it.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Little Book 24 Sept. 2013
By Steve Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
My children enjoyed this little book however they could not understand why the pictures were in black and white. Seemed kind of an odd choice for a childs book especially with such well-drawn pictures. The story was nice just dont let your kid read the back of the book first because it gives away the punch line. The writing is good and the moral of the story is that the little boys excuses for being late for scholl were not a lie.

Recommended.
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice Little Book 8 Oct. 2013
By Ctwink - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
"Whoosh Went The Wind" (authored by Sally Derby and illustrated by Vincent Nguyen) is a humerous little book about a boy's tall tale about the wind causing him to be late for school. Through the pages we see the boy describing in more and more elaborate (and unbelievable) terms about what the wind did to impede his trip to school. Interspersed with the child's tale are the obviously disbelieving teacher's questions and comments.

While I thought the dialogue and artwork were very good, I was struck by several negative points. First I'm not sure why the author chose to have the pages be illustrated in black and white while the cover is an absolutely beautiful full coloring drawing - very disappointing. I thought maybe it was just because I got an early draft through Vine Voice, but the Amazon page says that the illustrations are done in charcoal, so... Secondly, the teacher's dialogue seems to be haphazardly thrown in such that it was sometimes not only not obvious, but confusing who was actually talking (since the font type/size is exactly the same for the teacher/boy and there is no "and the teacher said" words in front of her dialogue). So if it was confusing for a 43 year old parent, I'm not sure that a 6 yr old would be able to distinguish between the two speakers. I felt that these issues were serious enough (to me) to only give the book only 3 stars.
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