Olvina Flies by Grace Lin

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The ideal picture book for every child’s first plane trip.

Olvina was starting to feel very nervous. “Maybe I should get off the plane,” she thought. “Chickens aren’t supposed to fly.”

When Olvina gets invited to the Tenth Annual Bird Convention in Hawaii, she decides it’s high time to overcome her fear of flying. But on the day of her big plane trip, Olvina’s tummy is filled with butterflies and she has second thoughts. After all, chickens aren’t supposed to fly. Or are they?

This tender and funny story is for children who love to fly as well as those who have not yet had the experience. From takeoff to landing, Olvina’s journey is one kids won’t want to miss!

About Grace Lin

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Grace Lin wanted to write a book that would help children feel more relaxed about flying. “That first plane trip can be a little scary so I hope Olvina’s story will let children know they are not alone in their fears,” says the author. Ms. Lin is the author and illustrator of Dim Sum for Everyone and The Ugly Vegetables.
Published April 1, 2003 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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An invitation to the Tenth Annual Bird Convention in Hawaii motivates Olvina to overcome her fear of flying on an airplane (since chickens themselves can’t fly, silly).

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Comical details and a creative collection of boldly hued patterns on clothing and walls animate Lin's (One for Me, One for You, reviewed above) buoyant backdrops to a tale of a chicken who's a chicken when it comes to flying.

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