Willis, Jeanne and Illustrated by Ross, Tony Fly, Chick, Fly! 32 pgs. 21st Century, 2012. $13.22 (Rating: G)
The youngest owl doesn’t want to fly. Herolder brother and sister flew away and didn’t come back –that worries her, so he wants to stay with his parents. The little chick is worried about a lot of things. Eventually she gives it a try and flies out into the world.
This book was kind of blah for me. The artwork was really foggy, and I don’t think students will be drawn to that dreamy color scheme. The story of the bird leaving the nest incredibly cliché and to be blunt, I am tired of it. In fact, I have already reviewed another book that was almost the exact same –right down to the owl main character! For a more creative take on this theme, see Nightsong.
EL – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.