Sometimes You Fly (Hardcover)
This gorgeous gift book, equally perfect for preschool graduations or college commencements, baby showers or birthdays, is an inspirational tribute to the universal struggles and achievements of childhood. Beginning with a first birthday, the scenes travel through childhood triumphs and milestones, coming full circle to graduation. A magical blend of succinct text and beautiful watercolors renders each moment with tenderness and humor and encourages readers to “remember then, with every try, sometimes you fail . . . sometimes you fly.”
Jennifer Black Reinhardt has illustrated many acclaimed picture books and chapter books—including Yaks Yak and Gondra's Treasure by Linda Sue Park and Sometimes You Fly by Katherine Applegate. She has also written and illustrated several, including Playing Possum. Jennifer lives with her family in Iowa City, Iowa. Visit her online at jbreinhardt.com, on Twitter @jblackreinhardt, and on Instagram @JenniferBlackReinhardt.
"...This charming and engaging celebration of life is a must-read and a must-have. A natural successor to Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You’ll Go! that deals with navigating life’s ups and downs." — Booklist
"Exuberant and loving; sure to incite giggles from kids and teary smiles from adults and possibly to unseat Oh, the Places You'll Go! as a perennial graduation gift." — Kirkus Reviews
"With a cast that ranges across the span of childhood, this book seems destined to be given at milestone moments." — Publishers Weekly
"An excellent choice for solo or group sharing and a natural for commemorating a graduation or other milestone." — School Library Journal