Suddenly, the wind howled loudly.
Ricky looks out the window and sees his toy car fly away in the wind. Then all of his other toys start to fly away too! “Wait, wait!” he shouts, as he and all his toys are blown away by the wild wind.
Yui Abe’s beautiful illustrations capture the excitement and wonder of a windy night. You can see the wind blowing Ricky’s hair and clothes, and the fear and excitement in his eyes. But even in the midst of the chaos, there is a sense of warmth and comfort, as Ricky plays hide-and-seek in the wood.
If your child is afraid of windy nights, this book is the perfect way to help them overcome their fears. Through the story of Ricky’s wild adventure, they will learn that even the scariest things can be exciting, and that they are never alone, even in the midst of a storm.
Juvenile Fiction (Age 4-8)
40 pages, Full Color
8 1/4 x 10 7/8 inches V
On Sale: March 1, 2024
About the Author
Yui Abe was born in Miyagi, Japan in 1986. Growing up, she was influenced by her father who was a painter and a junior high school art teacher, and developed a love for drawing from a young age. She studied illustration and picture book creation in Tokyo, and has since worked on book cover illustrations and promotional art for theater productions. Her illustration works include “The Wonder Maps of the World,” (Asahi Shimbun Publica- tions) and “Onibaba’s Island,” (Shogakukan).Yui currently lives in Tokyo.