From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight into the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. A perfect gift for baby shower, birthday, or graduation.
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.”--from the publisher
40 pages 978-0547633909 Ages 4-7
Before we learn to play with blocks or grow tall enough to ride roller coasters and before we find our best friend or learn to drive a car...there's always a before and an after. Sometimes during our before, we fall down, we burn the cookies, we break the best vase in the living room. It takes a lot of "befores" and a lot of failing and a lot of trying and learning to get it right.
The cool thing is that when we break, we learn to mend. When we lose something important, we learn to bend.
Sometimes we fly but it's always important to try.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com