For fans of Sophie's Squash and other super-silly picture books, here is the endearing story of a man named Silli who tries to tame the wind in ridiculous ways.
Silli lives in the middle of a meadow, in the open air. One morning, a gust of wind pays a visit--brrrr! What if the wind comes to stay? If only Silli could find some sheep, he'd have wool to knit a sweater to keep him warm. Luckily, he spots five large "sheep" up on a hill--perfect! It's just too bad they're resistant to herding and their wool is incredibly hard. But when Silli leans against them, they block the wind and keep him warm. . . . Perhaps he can build a shelter made of sheep? And so he resourcefully arranges his sturdy sheep (which are actually sheep-shaped rocks) into a little hut, and is finally warm and dry. This charming story--crafted in the tradition of folkloric characters who are well-meaning, likeable, and also a bit ridiculous--is sure to have a ton of kid appeal.
About the Author
Tiffany Stone has published five books for children, including Rainbow Shoes, a finalist for the BC Book Prize's Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize, and her work was praised as being "consistently surprising and equally delightful" in a Kirkus starred review. www.tiffanystone.ca
Louis Thomas graduated from Gobelins in Paris and Calarts in Los Angeles. He worked full-time in California animation studios before returning to France. He is the author-illustrator of Hug It Out and the illustrator of Ginny Gobin Is Not Allowed to Open This Box by David Goodner, among other books. Louis currently lives and works with his cat, Pipo, in his art studio, which can be found between the Pantheon and the Luxembourg Gardens. Visit him at louist.blogspot.com and on Instagram at @Louis_Thomas_Draw.
"A fresh and funny story of a good-natured soul who marches—with perseverance and gusto—to his own drummer." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“All readers will be charmed by the earnest Silli’s perseverance, in a tale that celebrates nonsense while skillfully keeping children in the know.” —School Library Journal