Fly, Chick, Fly!
In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. “Not I!” she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops, and she hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Fiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
School Library Journal
“The soft artwork is the strength of this sweet picture book about a baby owl reluctant to leave the nest… this book can be enjoyed simply for the antics of an endearing bird or appreciated for its larger theme of growing up.” —School Library Journal
“There are lively, eloquent touches in the text, and the softly rendered, evocative pastel illustrations are appealing.” —Booklist Online
“This gentle read-aloud looks forward to the time when the child will have a young one of her own.”—Kirkus Review
“Unlike the signature, comedic style of cartooning Ross uses in the Horrid Henry and Little Princess books, his textural pastel illustrations in this story about a baby barn owl are delicate and quiet, an excellent match for Willis’s lyrical text…. A conventional but nonetheless lovely take on facing one’s fears.” —Publisher’s Weekly
Author: Jeanne Willis
Jeanne Willis was born in St. Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She is now a full-time writer. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He has been named the best-selling illustrator in the UK three years in a row. He lives in Macclesfield, England.