Flight of the WhirligigsBook - 1999
Grant Innes, a painter, and his dog Happy decide to visit their friend Mazie, who lives in a small village beside the sea. After a long journey, the old blue bus bumps to a stop. Mazie meets her friends and takes them back to her seaside home. Grant cannot believe Mazie's yard, full of brightly colored wooden birds and animals stuck on posts and nailed to the house. Mazie explains that these are whirligigs and she has made them herself. When the wind blows in from the sea, all the hinged paws and wings flap and spin. The wind brings magic too!
The vibrant and bold colors of Grant Innes' artwork form the heart of this picture book. Each painting conveys an infectious cheerfulness that is sure to appeal to children and parents alike.