Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Getaway! Just in Case You Want to Fly by Julie Fogliano


And kids are also going to want to try their wings out in the world.

Just in case you want to fly

here's some wind..

and here's the sky....

Fledglings need a bit of wind beneath their wings as they work up to a solo flight. After all--"a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

But for those first short flights, there is support.
...a fork
and a dish,
and a spoon...

And with a la-la for a song and a joke for the journey, a blanket and a kiss and a spoonful of honey to sweeten the trip and--
...a map with an X to mark the spot find your way home...

... In Julia Fogliani's and Christian Robinson's new joint effort, Just In Case You Want to Fly (Neal Porter Books/Holiday House, 2019), little fledglings can look forward to flights and many happy returns and soft landings. Fogliani's rhymes are simple and rhythmic, and Caldecott Award-winning Christian Robinson's illustrations are geometrical and elemental, and yet comforting, with soaring birds to represent the journey and warm tea and a bed and blankie imprinted with items from the journey at the end, a flight to the heights that is, as Robert Frost's poem says, "good both going and coming back" to earth, "the right place for love."

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  • Beta-readers are indeed extremely important in your process. They will catch mistakes even you or a proofreader didn’t catch, and give amazing tips on how to develop further your story. I used to get a few reviews and also promote my book. Hopping to be in the top 100 genre lists and see better sales this Christmas season…

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