I love children’s books, especially ones that share a good lesson or can create a discussion. Can you think of your favorite children’s book? What do you love about it? One of my favorites is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. I just love how it’s so cute and clever!
I am so surprised by how many children’s books that line the shelves of the library that just aren’t very good. They aren’t entertaining and they don’t teach children anything. It’s a dream of mine to write a children’s book – one worth reading and that’s fun for kids. It’s on my bucket list. I’m not super creative though, so we’ll see how that turns out. 😉
I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows
Anyway, I just read the children’s book I Can Sleep When the Wind Blows by Heather Davis. It’s a story that was told to Heather by her grandfather when she was young. I love that! This is such a cute book and it has a great message for kids AND adults! This one is definitely worth reading to your kids!
Here’s what it’s about:
A farmer needs help on his farm and the only one who applies is a young 17 year old boy. The farmer asks the boy why he should hire him and his only response is, “I can sleep when the wind blows.” Since there wasn’t anyone else and he needed help, the farmer hires him. The farmer is surprised how hard the boy works.
Then one night, a terrible storm comes. The farmer rushes out to get the boy to help him prepare for the storm, but he can’t seem to wake up the boy…
But I won’t spoil it for you! You’ll have to read the rest to see what happens!
The Moral of the Story
This children’s story has a great moral that you can talk to your kids about. It also has fun illustrations that they will enjoy looking at. There’s a few times where the characters look at you and make a facial expression and I love that! Even some of the animals make funny expressions and I think it just adds to the story and makes it fun.
It’s a pretty short story and not too wordy, which will help keep the attention span of your younger kids. After reading it to my kids, I was able to have a good conversation with them about why it’s important to prepare. My kindergartner had a fire drill today and we talked about why we practice for emergencies. We also made 72 hour kits for our family a while ago and we talked about why it’s important to have food, water and supplies in case of emergencies.
You can purchase this book to read on your device or in print (which is always my favorite – I still love flipping pages through a book) on Amazon.com.