Windy Town


Written by Anna Notley, illustrated by Katie Chappell

A whimsical story about wanting what we don’t have and realising that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Ideal for use with children in Years 1 and 2 (age 5-8). This book has been written to accompany the LanguageLift program, but can also be used independently. The explicit story and language elements will make it particularly helpful for those struggling with oral language.


Windy Town provides excellent consolidation of narrative story structure, with a special focus on 'where', using interesting place vocabulary. It explores an imaginative theme departing from everyday experiences. The book features varied use of prepositions (e.g., around a corner, through a tunnel), and interesting place words to explore (e.g. mountain, forest). Some less explicit text provides opportunities to work on inferencing skills. Children will love the personable orange bus that takes the people of Windy Town on their journey of discovery, while learning that we need both sunshine and rain in our lives to be happy. You can use this book to discuss:
  • Different places and the weather we experience there
  • What is good and bad about different kinds of weather
  • Why variety is the spice of life!
  • The concept of ‘the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence’
Published by Putto Press, an imprint of MultiLit Pty Ltd.
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