The Wind May Blow

The Wind May Blow

By Author / Illustrator

Thomas Hegbrook, Sasha Quinton


Personal Growth

Age range(s)



Little Tiger Press Group




Paperback / softback




Life doesn't always go smoothly. Sometimes, the wind may blow, but remember: you can do hard things.

This gorgeous picture book puts into words every parent's wish for their child as they face life's challenges. With peek-through pages and a gentle, lyrical text, this is a book to share and treasure.



The Wind May Blow by Sasha Quinton and Thomas Hegbrook is a book that every parent should read to their child. Its pages are reminiscent of The Hungry Caterpillar - with its little cuts out, the illustrations are vivid and colourful and the front cover alone is one of the most beautiful covers I've seen in a long time. The beauty of this book lies in the text and it's a book I wish I had available when my children were born. The story is told from an adult's point of view where the child is informed of the day when they were born - where 'the sun rose and kissed your toes.' It continues where the child is told that as he grows, life may not all be sunny and joyful.

The book provides words of wisdom for the audience, it reminds us that when the wind blows and things aren't going our way, be still, know that you have the strength to overcome adversity, know that you have everything you need to make it through the storm. But like every storm, it must pass, and each day is a new beginning. This book will be a wonderful addition to my classroom as there are lots of discussions that can be had about perseverance and resilience. I feel that it could not be a more perfectly timed book especially with all of the issues children may have had to endure over lockdown. This will definitely become a firm favourite of mine.

36 pages / Reviewed by Emma Nelson

Suggested Reading Age 5+


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