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The Resource Why should I walk? I can fly!, by Ann Ingalls ; illustrated by Rebecca Evans

Why should I walk? I can fly!, by Ann Ingalls ; illustrated by Rebecca Evans

Label
Why should I walk? I can fly!
Title
Why should I walk? I can fly!
Statement of responsibility
by Ann Ingalls ; illustrated by Rebecca Evans
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Watercolor illustrations and simple, rhyming text follow a baby bird as it tries, fails, and tries again to fly
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Review
A fledgling makes its first foray into the sky. With not a little apprehension, a young robin considers the possibilities and perils of its inaugural flight. Though it's every bird's destiny to spread their wings and leave the nest eventually, it's a scary proposition. Just when the feathered protagonist decides to give flight a pass, its mom deems the moment right for a gentle shove, causing it to tumble clumsily from its safe haven and make awkward attempts to rise. Encountering a toothy cat below leaves the bird no choice but to keep pumping its wings in an escape effort—then, holy fluttering, robin!—up it soars like the expert avia(n)tor it was meant to be. This is a charming tale, with the bird narrating fears and self-doubts, then exhilaration, in simple, lilting verse that aptly floats along breezily. Young readers/listeners will easily empathize as they contemplate daunting firsts of their own and take heart as they discover that pluck and practice win out. Equally appealing are the bright, delightful watercolor illustrations of the very expressive bird. (So saturated are they that the mother's plumage looks darker than it does in real life.) Two double-page spreads of further information for children and adults extend the story's usefulness with a child-friendly Q-and-A illustrated with photos and literacy and STEM activities. Flying with this bird should leave young human chicks feeling encouraged to spread their own wings. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10761057
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ingalls, Ann
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.I56
LC item number
Why 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Evans, Rebecca
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Birds
  • Animals
  • Flight
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Perseverance (Ethics)
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Birds
  • Animals, Infancy
  • Flight
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Perseverance (Ethics)
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Determination (Personality trait)
  • Flight
  • Perseverance (Ethics)
  • Stories in rhyme
Target audience
preschool
Label
Why should I walk? I can fly!, by Ann Ingalls ; illustrated by Rebecca Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1031407660
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781584696391
Lccn
2018011985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031407660
Label
Why should I walk? I can fly!, by Ann Ingalls ; illustrated by Rebecca Evans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1031407660
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781584696391
Lccn
2018011985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031407660

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