by Lita Judge
published by Simon and Schuster
A persevering penguin is determined to fly in this adorably inspiring picture book from the creator of Red Hat and Red Sled.
Although little Penguin has the soul of an eagle, his body wasn’t built to soar. But Penguin has an irrepressible spirit, and he adamantly follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Even if he needs a little help with the technical parts, this penguin is ready to live on the wind.
My Two Cents
Don't judge a book by its cover...that's what they say, but as soon as I saw the cover to Flight School, I knew it must be gem! And I was absolutely 100% correct! I adore this book. It's all about believing in yourself, putting yourself out there, and chasing your dreams! And my personal favorite part is the suggestion that you should encourage others to do the same.
This is a lovely book from the words to the absolutely lovely illustrations. I'm putting it on my Christmas list--and you should too!
About the Author
From Amazon: Lita is the author/illustrator for over a dozen fiction and nonfiction picture books including Born in the Wild (Roaring Brook, 2014), Flight School (Simon & Schuster, 2014), Red Hat (S&S, 2013), Red Sled (S&S, 2011), Bird Talk (Roaring Brook, 2012), One Thousand Tracings, and Pennies for Elephants (Disney-Hyperion). Her background in geology, paleontology and biology inspires her nonfiction books. Lita spent several years working for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology before turning to writing about dinosaurs and other natural history subjects. But her background with animals also inspires her whimsical fictional tales filled with characters who forge big dreams. Several of her books have been selected as Junior Library Guild picks and they have received numerous awards including the 2013 Sterling North Award, the Jane Addams Honor Book, ALA Notable Children's Book, the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, Michigan Notable Book, and Kirkus Best Children's book of 2011. She enjoys teaching both writing and illustration to students of all ages and shares much about her creative process in classrooms and on her blog and website. Lita lives with her husband, two cats and a little green parrot named Beatrix Potter in Peterborough, New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.net