It was a bag for carrying
groceries; just the color of the skin of a yellow onion and it had two holes
for handles. It was a perfectly good bag, but someone had thrown it away.
One morning a bulldozer bulldozed through a landfill. It uncovered a yellow
bag! This bag was meant to be uncovered, as it would serve much good to many
people. But the bag would really only be useful to those who used it well!
Congratulations to the illustrator of Bag in the Wind, Barry Root.
His illustrations made Ted Kooser’s story even more enjoyable to read! When
I read a picture book, I usually look at the pictures before reading the
actual story part. The illustrations in this book were well placed and when
looking at them first, you could guess what the author was going to write!
I think Bag in the Wind is best suited for somebody who is reading it
to a younger kid or for older kids to read by themselves, as there is quite
a bit of writing per page. The text size used in this book was easily
readable considering the level of the story. The front cover of Bag in
the Wind was very calming and it made me want to get right into the
book. One thing I noticed and really liked about this book was the color in
all the illustrations. It seemed as though the illustrator used all the same
colors throughout the whole book. Not like a lot of different colors, only
like 3 or 4 different ones. It made the pictures very cool!!
I think that the moral of this story is to be environmentally friendly and
not to throw things away if you can still use them. Bag in the Wind
was printed on 100% recycled paper!
I am going to give Ted Kooser and Barry Root’s Bag in the Wind four
stars out of five!!