Whisper on the Wind by Claire Saxby and Jess Racklyeft

Whisper on the wind book review

This is the wind
that carries the whisper
from Ren’s dream.

This is the sailor,
long at sea,
who catches it.


A Word Building Picture Book

This is the reviewer who reviews the book

that carries the whisper from Ren’s dream.

This is the reviewer who loves the rhythm

that flows through the story.

This is the reviewer blown away by the magic,

so beautifully captured by the illustrations.


Whisper on the Wind

 When Ren dreams with a whisper from a cosy bed in a lighthouse, we meet the wind as it lifts the whisper from Ren’s dream and carries it across the ocean.

Across waves that dance on the breeze, and fish that swim in the moonbeam that shine on the waves that dance in the breeze, all the way to a sailor, long at sea, who captures the whisper.

The sailor is drawn to the wonder and magic in the whisper and turns for home. All the way to shore and into Ren’s arms.


Marvelling at the magic

 This is such a wonderful picture book on so many levels, the wonders of the ocean, the power of love to find us, the rhythmical use of language, and the amazing depth of colour and power in the illustrations.



Author: Claire Saxby

Illustrator: Jess Racklyeft

Publisher: Allen and Unwin, Aust, 2022


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