The Wind and The Blows – A Children’s Book

by Erica Mueller

Do you know the difference between wind and blows? Did you know they are friends and love to play in the trees? In Bethany Erin’s The Wind and The Blows, the mischievous Blows dance and play all day, playing hide and seek with the Wind. The colorful pictures and childish dialogue between the Blows make this book perfect for any small child. The Wind and even the storms become your friend and you’ll find yourself looking, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Blows dancing among the sheets on the clothesline…

Bethany’s writing style amuses me. I visit her blog on a regular basis for my fix of Bethany Randomness. Whether you like quick funny thoughts or posts that make you stop and think, Bethany has a way of saying what we all think!

Bethany Erin is a twenty-five year old author. Her debut children’s book, The Wind and The Blows has been delighting my son all week. We may be a little biased since we’ve known Bethany for a few years and she’s practically our neighbor; she was one of the first people to come over and visit after Lil Man was born, but that doesn’t mean I’m exaggerating about how CUTE this book is!

We had the enormous privilege of attending one of Bethany’s book signings and getting an autographed copy to cherish.

The Wind and the Blows would make a perfect gift for a little person on your list. I love that it’s cheap enough to buy several and maybe even donate copies to local children’s charities!


One 5 Minutes for Mom reader will win a copy of The Wind and The Blows by Bethany Erin!! The winner will be selected randomly on Jan 10, 2011.


Leave a comment here telling us who you’d like to give this book to!

We thank 5 Minutes for Mom contributor Erica for guest-authoring this week’s 5 Minutes for Books column.

The winner of the Green Eggs and Ham giveaway is #64 Vilmarys.

Email Author    |    Website About Erica Mueller

A web developer and tech blogger, Erica can be found talking WordPress and tech gadgets at and offering WordPress and Graphic Design services at She also owns, a blog dedicated to encouraging women to prepare their families for life's unexpected twists and turns. Erica resides in north east Texas with her husband and 2 sons. Follow Erica on Twitter.

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1 Lucy December 27, 2010 at 7:08 am

I would give this book to my great niece and great nephew (they are sister and brother). I think they would love this book.


2 Alison S. December 27, 2010 at 3:20 pm

I would love this book for my son.


3 Sarah - PS Mom Reviews December 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm

My 4 year old loves all kinds of books. I’d like to win it for him.


4 Vilmarys December 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

I would love to give this book to my niece. It sounds like she would enjoy it!


5 Jaimie K December 28, 2010 at 10:45 am

I would love to give this to my girls! Thanks!


6 Suzanne DS December 28, 2010 at 11:15 am

I’d give this to my daughter who love to read books :)


7 jill December 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Would love this for my preschooler who loves to understand the why


8 LT December 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I would love to give this to my daughter and son!


9 vickie couturier December 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

I would give this to my oldest grandson Jacob,who loves books


10 Linda Kish December 28, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I’d give this to my DIL’s niece.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


11 Kelly Jackson December 29, 2010 at 1:18 am

I would love this!


12 JT December 29, 2010 at 1:28 am

This is great! console.log(1)


13 JT December 29, 2010 at 1:36 am
14 JT December 29, 2010 at 1:47 am
15 db December 29, 2010 at 6:27 am

I would give it to my son.


16 Kay M. December 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

I would love to have this book for my grandchildren. I know they would enjoy it.
theblackat at hotmail dot com


17 tennille December 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I would give this to my son. Looks like a good one-thanks for the review.


18 Robin December 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I’d like to give this to my daughter.


19 Staci A December 31, 2010 at 10:15 am

I’d love to share the book with my son!


20 andalene December 31, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Hoping Canada is able to enter – this sounds great and I would give it to my son – age 5


21 corey December 31, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Perfect for my daughter who just turned seven and it so into reading – it amazes me. She’s love it, I’m sure.


22 Idaho Jill January 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

my daughter would love this!


23 polly January 2, 2011 at 3:15 am

i would love to give this to my 2 year old grandson. he loves books!


24 Melissa P. January 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Love to give this book to my 3 1/2 year old nephew, Max.


25 Tia January 2, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I would give it to my daughter.


26 Some Lucky Dog January 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I’ love to give this to our grandson…
someluckydog at gmail dot com


27 nanny January 3, 2011 at 11:00 pm

i’d love it for my son
nannypanpan at


28 Jill H. January 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I’d love this for my girls.


29 Charro M. January 5, 2011 at 2:22 am

I would give this book to my lil bookworm who will be 3 in May. She loves books and pretend play- everyday she is acting out something new that she seen or heard in a story. I would love to add this to her library- Thanks! :)


30 crystal allen January 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

my daughter is 6 and i would love this book for her. thank you clallen at ntin dot net


31 Katie January 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I’d give this book to my Head Start classroom!


32 Renee Richardson January 7, 2011 at 6:02 am

I would love to give this to my 2 daughters. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com


33 Maureen Timerman January 7, 2011 at 6:11 am

My 3 and 5 year old boys would love this. They each get to pick a book each night as part of their bedtime.


34 apple blossom January 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

love to share this book with nephews and nieces. thanks
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


35 Jody January 7, 2011 at 3:16 pm

The book sounds darling. I’d love to give this book to my granddaughter as I am sure she would enjoy it so much.


36 Beth C January 7, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Love to be entered for this. Thanks for the chance to win it.


37 debbie January 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

I would give it to my nephew.


38 Lisa L January 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

This would be nice for my little boy.


39 trixx January 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

This would be for my daughter. Thanks!


40 angela m January 10, 2011 at 1:05 pm

i would love to win this book for my daughter


41 djackson1958 January 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

this looks great


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