Sunday, April 12, 2015

Noah Chases the Wind, by Michelle Worthington, illustrated by Joseph Cowman

Noah knew he was different.  He could see things that others couldn't. . . . 

Children with sensory integration disorder (SID) can't always express and communicate the different ways they see and feel and hear and smell their surroundings.  In Noah Chases the Wind, little Noah is curious about the weather and how it effects him.  He reads and reads, and one day decides to follow the wind to see where it goes.

Michelle Worthington, with the assistance of Joseph Cowman's fanciful illustrations, gives some insight into Noah's mind, as he explores the real and imagined world around him.  Worthington doesn't focus is specifically on kids with SID.  Clearly they, and kids on the autism spectrum, have very specific responses to sensory stimulation, but Noah Chases the Wind speaks to children everywhere who are curious and whimsical.

I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of Noah's view of the world.  Cowman's illustration perfectly bring to life Worthington's text.  This book is a delight.

Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!

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