What Color is the Wind?
A blind child questions all he encounters----a dog, wolf, elephant, mountain, bird, stream, and tree----about the color of the wind. Each responds differently, with a shape, color, smell, texture, or idea. Each page displays a visual and tactile palette of cutouts, textures, colors. It is a sensory experience that makes the invisible experiential, ending with the wind as the pages fly. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Anne Herbauts expresses an original world in each of her books. Awake to the richness of the world, endlessly curious, and rigorous in her work, Anne has written and illustrated over twenty books.
"Herbauts incorporates embossing, die-cut holes, and various shapes in smooth, transparent overlays so that the illustrations require touch as much as sight to apprehend." -- Kirkus Reviews "While this thought-provoking story might go over the heads of some little ones, the offbeat questions, beautiful artwork, and unique multisensory approach will be simply enchanting for creative-minded children." -- Booklist "I think this little book is a bit of a wonder. Deeply appealing to children of all ages, to say nothing of the adults out there, with so many uses, and so many applications. It reminds me of the old picture books by Bruno Munari that weren't afraid to try new things with the picture book format." -- Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
Born in 1976 and a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Anne Herbauts expresses an original world in each of her books. Awake to the richness of the world, endlessly curious, and rigorous in her work, Anne has written and illustrated over 20 books for children, illustrated 5 others, and has published 5 comic books for an older audience. Describing her work she says, "I am in the words and the images at the same time. The realm in which I work is the space between the two." Written in French, her books have been translated into many languages.