A surefire inspiration for imagination-fueled projects at school or at home. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
A book that at first glance might seem minimalist to the point of vacuity bears closer scrutiny when one appreciates the function the paper shapes can have in allowing a child to identify them in different orientations and even to practice counting. - Kirkus Reviews
Manceau offers just enough possibilities to ignite youngsters' imaginations, then sends them off to try some creations of their own.
- Shelf Awareness for Readers
An effective tale for young children, using deceptively, delightfully simple design work. - Booklist
Windblown is a book that screams, 'Turn me into a craft already!!!'…It reaches its full potential when the concept of the book is translated in real life. I hope that happens often.
- 100 Scope Notes
the story will appeal to the imagination of the early-years set. - Canadian Review of Materials
While this book at first seems as minimalist and innovative as Herve Tullet's Press Here, a more traditional story line soon emerges as several characters appear, providing a cumulative narration in which each claims ownership of the shapes.
This book makes a useful jumping off point for a paper making activity, a weather activity on wind, or even a litter collection activity in the classroom!
- Books for Kids Blog
CLEL Bell Award (Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy) - Finalist, "Play" Category, 2014
ALSC Notable Children's Books, 2013
Colorado Libraries CLEL Bell Award (finalist), 2014