• 32 Pages
  • 8.625" x 8"
  • 9780807545607
  • January 1992

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  • Although this title seems drippingly allegorical, the story is actually honest, light, and direct. A fine collaborative effort between author and illustrator, it delivers a believable picture of a preschool boy who has a freewheeling imagination, supportive parents, asthma, and a life that works well.

    - School Library Journal

  • For children who have asthma, or know someone who has it, this cheerful book should be reassuring; creative enough to be fun, it’s still clear enough to be useful, while Sean’s calm, sensible parents set a fine example. Westcott’s colorful, lightly sketched illustrations deftly express Sean’s feelings through his own body language and that of his animal friends.

    - Kirkus Reviews


Nadine Bernard Westcott

Common Core

RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9