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What Color is the Wind?

Title: What Color is the the Wind?
Author: Anne Herbauts
Illustrator: Anne Herbauts
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books (2016)
ISBN: 9781592702213
 
Translated from French. A blind boy asks “What color is the wind?” On textured pages, he gets different answers depending on the perspective of those answering. They use smell, texture, colour, shapes to describe the wind. The wolf says, “The wind is the dark smell of the forest… No, sighs the mountain. It is blue… But the window disagrees. it is the color of time.” In the end, the boy’s parents answer, It is everything at once. This whole book. Then he takes the book and, thumb against its edge, he lets the pages fly. The little giant feels the wind and its gentleness. The wind of the book.”

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