Flip, Flap, Fly!
by Phyllis Root
ill. David Walker
Somerville, MA : Candlewick, c2009.
This little picture book was a pleasant surprise. It starts with a baby bird being helped from the nest and encouraged in his first flight. The baby bird then spots a baby fish who in turn is being helped to swim independently by its mother. This continues on through several different animals. I read it to my almost-3-year-old and he loved it. Due to the rhyming nature and the flow of the story, he was excited to be able to predict which animal came next. The story is a fun read-aloud and the pictures are adorable.