Fly, Chick, Fly! by Jeanne Willis
(Andersen Press Picture Books)

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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 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?
 

About Jeanne Willis

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Jeanne Willis is the author of many books for children, including "Tadpole's Promise, I Hate School, I Want to Be a Cowgirl", and the popular Professor Xargle series, all illustrated by Tony Ross. Ms. Willis lives with her husband and children in London, England.
 
Published May 7, 2012 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The third of three owl chicks hesitates to fly, requiring much encouragement from its parents.

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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.

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Summary: Fly, Chick, Fly is a sympathetic story about overcoming your fears, told from the point of view of an owl chick who is frightened of leaving the nest.

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