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The Sun and the Wind

Series: Picture books
By Mairi Mackinnon

Padded Hardback

A wonderfully atmospheric retelling of Aesop’s classic fable, retold specially for children. The sun knows he’s strong, but the wind thinks he’s stronger. Who will win? This gorgeously illustrated picture book is a joy to share together, and young readers will enjoy reading it alone to build their confidence.

Book information

18 months+
Key Stage
Padded Hardback
ISBN: 9780746095836
Extent: 24 pages
Dimensions: 250 x 250mm
Francesca Di Chiara

Author information

Mairi Mackinnon

Mairi Mackinnon has lived in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Spain, and worked as an English teacher, translator and tour manager before joining Usborne. Over the years, she has edited Usborne books in English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh. She has worked extensively on books for beginner readers, such as Usborne Very First Reading, and developed the Usborne English Readers series for young English language learners. She has also worked on the Usborne Foundation’s popular phonics game, Teach your Monster to Read.

Press reviews

“I can see how a child learning to read would find these two good books. The pages are wonderfully illustrated and the words simple enough for early readers to build their confidence. I like how, for older children, there are loads of things that can be done with these books to extend learning and lots of talking points to explore.”