Monday, June 11, 2018

Rockin' Reads: Sometimes You Fly



Sometimes You Fly 
By Katherine Applegate
Illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. Picture Book.

Do you find that every now and again you need another good book to give away as an inspirational gift? If so, then this is a good book for you! In the book there are little snippets of text illustrated by a great picture. For example, the very first page reads “Before the cake…” and has an illustration of a frazzled mother mixing a cake for a little kid (who has a bunch of flour falling on his head. Then turn the page and you see the result of the cake. Next comes the line “before the peas…” with a girl in a highchair refusing to eat peas. Turn the page and you see an illustration of the same girl happily grinning while eating some peas (and while most of the rest of the peas are smeared all around her face, mouth, chest, and arms). So basically it is a book telling readers that before these great moments…sometimes there are hard moments or crazy moments. And then the ending is one of those uplifting, heart-felt bits of text that just make you want to go out and hug the world. So yeah, if you need to give another inspirational gift, then this is your next Rockin’ Read!

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