I love books. Especially books that drive a special message home. If You Tell Me, I Can Fly! is one of those books.
Beautiful Book Reminds Your Children They Can Fly
I was first drawn to this book because of the cover. The image of the young man with the Bald Eagle soaring above looked like a painting. It’s gorgeous, as is every single page inside. Illustrator Linda Nagy has captured the essence of the author, Sharon Thayer’s words in every single image.
Then I read it. First to myself, and then to my son. I was captivated by how Sharon used insects, and precious birds to remind children that they can fly. That when the time comes, and they are grown, they can spread their wings, and fly from home. It’s even available in a male and female version, so it can be tailored to your child.
My son loves it
My son has since read this book about a dozen times. I watch as he pours over the images, and smiles when he reads the words. His favorite pages are the ladybug, the butterfly, and the bumble bee. He adores bumble bees, so he was happy when he saw them included in the book. I think his favorite part is the page in the back that gives facts about each insect and bird in the story. My son LOVES facts! He related to Sharon’s message too. “Mama! Bubby flew from home when he was a man too!”
My son is autistic, and to be honest, we don’t know if he’ll ever truly be able to “fly” from home. Though he’s super intelligent, he’s quite immature for his age. He struggles with self-care, and remembering to eat. But all that aside, I love that this book tells him that when the time is right, he too can fly. Even if it’s just a few miles away.
Perfect for families and class rooms
I think this book would make a fantastic edition to every family’s bookshelf. I also feel that it’s perfect for preschool and elementary class rooms as well. You don’t have to just take my word for it, If You Tell Me, I Can Fly! has won SEVEN book awards to prove it!
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