Old Devil Wind

old devil wind

A brightly illustrated, cumulative tale tells the story of the night a great wind blows and blows, shaking a house and all its inhabitants, as ghosts wail, owls hoot, candles flicker, and still the wind keeps blowing.---from the publisher

32 pages                      978-0152577681                             Ages 4-8

Keywords:  wind, spooky, ghosts, cumulative tale, Halloween, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old


Other reviews:

"A nicely spooky cumulative Halloween tale that begins: ``One dark and stormy night Ghost floated out of the wall and he began to WAIL. Stool said, `Ghost, why do you wail?' Ghost said, `It is a dark and stormy night and so I wail.' Stool said, `Then I shall thump.' ''

By the time the wind comes to ask the witch why she's flying around the house, the cumulation--including ``Candle flickers/Fire smokes/Window rattles [and] Owl hoots''--has mounted to ten for the wind to blow away (``and the WIIIINDOOOOWWW and the FLOOOOOOOR and the DOOOOOOOR...and they didn't come back till HALLOWEEN NIGHT!''

The mounting cadence will be splendid aloud; kids will begin to chime in on the first reading. Root's dark, swirling paintings of the thoroughly haunted house, lit with a ghostly glow, are right in the proper spirit. ---from Kirkus Associates

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