Review Title : Try to Fly (review of Fly, Fly Again by Katie Jaffe and Jennifer Lawson)
Reviewer: Janice S. Garey
***** 5 Stars
This charming book, written in clever rhyme, will please most children and those who read to them. The title of the book, Fly, Fly Again, is a word play on the proverbial quote, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” That thought is nicely woven into this young preschool (age 3-5) appropriate story. It will generate questions about new vocabulary which the adult can look up in a dictionary or other reference book to better explain the concepts for more curious children. The illustrations are a big help to understanding, and they are beautifully portrayed.
This book, although whimsical, is a nice introduction for the youngest serious minded children to a subject they encounter as they look into the sky and see birds and planes in flight. Caring adults will utilize this book for teachable moments when questions arise from curious young ones.
The main character is a girl, but a neighbor boy plays a big role in the story, too, so the book is for all young children who have expressed desires to do great things. The book gives a positive outlook on sticking with projects until you get the needed results.
I received a free ebook advance reader’s copy through #netgalley in exchange for reading the book and posting an honest review which I have done. #flyflyagain