Book Title: The Contest Between the Sun and the Wind
Author: Heather Forest
Illustrator: Susan Gaber
Published August House, 2008
For Ages 4-8
Opening: There once was a man in a warm coat, walking down a winding road. The sun and the wind high in the sky watched the man as he walked by.
Brief Synopsis: This is an old Aesop’s fable retold through Forest’s talent with meter and rhyme and Gaber’s unique illustrations. The story is about a challenge between the sun and the wind to see who can take the man’s coat off first.
Why I Love This Book: A dear friend of mine Lindsay Clavare gave this book to my two-year old son as a birthday present. She also purchased two tops to go along with it, one representing the wind, and the other represented the sun.
I love this book because, like all Aesop’s Fables it is a remarkably clever tale, and it is told in a way that is pleasing to hear and beautiful to see.