Reading When the Wind Bears Go Dancing is an event the whole class can take part in. Sometimes when Phoebe reads the book at schools, classes will divide themselves up into groups and add sound effects between verses. One group will make the sound of thunder, another the crack of lightning, another the sound of the wind blowing and finally a group will make the sound of the rain pouring down.

When the Wind Bears Go Dancing is a good introduction for younger children to study thunderstorms and lightning and weather.

One class worked together to make a mural based on When the Wind Bears Go Dancing.

detail of Wind Bear playing bassoon, art by Phoebe Stone

Two musicians who appear in When the Wind Bears Go Dancing

detail of lion playing violing, art by Phoebe Stone

Music teachers are especially fond of the many musical instruments that appear in When the Wind Bears Go Dancing. A whole range of instruments appear in the book. Including violins, cellos, piano, bassoon, kazoo. The rhyming text lends itself to be set to music.

Photo of Phoebe with children at a book signing

Read a newspaper article about Phoebe Stone and her book When the Wind Bears Go Dancing

If you have used any of Phoebe Stone's books in your classroom, e-mail us your idea and we'll share it on this website with other teachers. (If you include your mailing address we'll send you a set of 4 color bookmarks that feature artwork from Phoebe's books.

Phoebe visits many schools during the year. She reads her books and does workshops with kids of all age levels. She's worked with preschool children though college level and adult age groups. Talks accompanied by slides are geared to the audience she addresses. Workshops with children often include illustrating and making books of their own. Check for more information on the school visits and workshops page.

  • View a list of places where Phoebe has given readings and workshops over the past year.
  • Find out how you can have Phoebe visit your school or organization.
  • A calendar of upcoming events, readings and shows. Many are currently being scheduled. Watch for updates.

Phoebe's latest books are novels for ages 8 and up

Find out about Phoebe’s newest novel:
Romeo Blue

The Boy on Cinnamon Street

The Romeo and Juliet Code

Deep Down Popular

All the Blue Moons at the Wallace Hotel

Sonata #1 for Riley Red

For a preview of Phoebe's picture books
Go Away Shelley Boo!
When the Wind Bears Go Dancing
What Night Do the Angels Wander?

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