In Winston’s Big Wind by Barbara Macpherson Reyelts, Winston is born beautiful, with big blue eyes and curly red hair. He is sweet and cool to everyone. He is an adorable child with one serious problem — he suffers from significant flatulence. At two, Winston suddenly blows up an ''enormous bottom burp'' that leaves his parents utterly embarrassed and the entire restaurant reeling with laughter. While his parents beg him to try and control his windy pops, he couldn't help it. Although he is loved in school, everyone still laughs at him and calls him “Windy Winston.” But all of that changes when he transforms his hot air into an instrument to save lives.
This is a hilarious tale with a powerful lesson
for children. Barbara Macpherson Reyelts' protagonist will make children
reflect on the uniqueness of each person and their place in the world. The
writing is injected with humor and pathos, and while readers watch Windy
Winston helplessly dealing with his flatulence, they will root for him when he
descends into the pit to save a small girl and her puppy and when he rides on
his hot gas to help the boy caught up in the skyscraper on fire. Winston’s Big Wind by Barbara Macpherson
Reyelts is an ingeniously rendered tale that reinforces the truth that our
curses can be our ultimate gifts. It is colorfully illustrated and the
illustrations capture the message and the humor with stunning accuracy. If you
want to give a child a good laugh, offer them this Children's book; it is
hilarious, a delightful adventure that children can't miss.