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To fly jacket

TO FLY 

written and illustrated
by Lucia Scuderi

English text adaptation
by Phillis Gershator
and Robin Blum

Kane/Miller  1998



A little about the book:
Sandy Miller, founder of Kane Miller Books, showed me a delightful Italian baby book he was publishing. I knew a little Italian from the time I lived in Rome, so his assistant, Robin Blum, and I adapted the text. This happy tale of try, try, try and fly, fly, fly hardly needs words at all.

To Fly
is one of my daughter's favorite picture books for its message and simplicity.

From the reviews:
“The brief, rhyming text is enjoyable to recite aloud and will be easy for toddlers to memorize. The denouement shows all the birds flying into the sky with an enormous golden sun in the background, in a spread that folds out to twice the size of the others.... the humor of the birds’ expressions and the bold and stylized art easily recommend this for the board-book set.” Kirkus