Good Night, Wind: A Yiddish Folktale by Linda Elovitz Marshall
Young readers 3 to 7
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
When the exhausted winter wind throws a snowy tantrum, it finds comfort in the friendship of two young children in this lyrical retelling of a Yiddish folktale illustrated with stunning collage.
Winter Wind worked hard all season long
blowing away leaves,
preparing trees for coats of snow and ice.
Now, Wind is tired and needs a place to rest. But no one wants to shelter so cold and blustery a Wind - not the townspeople, not the country innkeeper not even the gnarled tree who is worried about frozen roots.
Finally, Wind does what any of us do when we are overtired: Wind has a tantrum. And it is only with the help of two small children brave enough to weather the storm that Wind finally finds the perfect place to sleep.
Based on a Yiddish folktale, the gentle language of this seasonal story is coupled with intricate cut-paper collage dioramas, telling this sweet tale about empathy and friendship. The visuals in this book are striking for their vibrancy, palette and movement.
A perfect read for a cold, blustery day or at bedtime with your own sleepy loved ones.
Holiday House, 2019