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Penguins can't fly. Of course they can't. Can they? A wayward penguin is found by the side of the road and convinces his rescuer he crashed while flying. The unusual pair tries all sorts of methods to return the penguin to the sky (all remarkably unsuccessful) until the day when the penguin finally rediscovers the secret of flight within himself. This charming, simple, andPenguins can't fly. Of course they can't. Can they? A wayward penguin is found by the side of the road and convinces his rescuer he crashed while flying. The unusual pair tries all sorts of methods to return the penguin to the sky (all remarkably unsuccessful) until the day when the penguin finally rediscovers the secret of flight within himself. This charming, simple, and understated parable is ideal for children starting school, graduates, job-seekers, newlyweds, and anyone else who s learning to fly in unfamiliar skies....

Title : Learning to Fly
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ISBN : 9781929132935
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 56 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Learning to Fly Reviews

  • Andy
    2019-03-03 01:01

    Ich musste so herzhaft lachen über diese kleine, süße Geschichte. Welch Schätzchen.

  • Kathryn
    2019-03-12 00:21

    The premise is great--a penguin thinks he can fly and he DOES until a flock of "regular" birds flies past him and says, "Penguins can't fly." Then, he falls. Classic example of how so many of us fail to follow our true passion and talents simply because of what is "expected" of us. Shudder! The little penguin meets a very nice man who hears his story and decides to help him learn how to fly. They try all sorts of things but nothing works. Finally, one day, they are outside and a flock of penguins flies by--and our little penguin flies up to join them.Overall, I like the message of this book. I guess part of me just wanted the penguin to rediscover his passion on his own--or perhaps I wanted him to be more of an individual, maybe he is the ONLY penguin who can fly and, hey, that is a-okay! Even so, I suppose the ending with his being inspired by others of his own kind is satisfactory, too. The illustrations are warm, sometimes humorous, pencil sketches and I liked them though I honestly don't know how much "kid appeal" this would have for a general audience, and I think the book and illustrations are too small for a good read-aloud to a group. Still, it's nice to see this work by a well-known German author/illustrator available to US audiences.

  • babyhippoface
    2019-02-27 02:01

    I think this book is a little gem--possibly some form of genius. I'm not even sure why. The illustrations are HIL-arious. And I'm pretty sure there's a hidden message in there.... Fly, little penguins of the world! Fly!

  • Rosalee
    2019-02-21 04:28

    I love the illustrations in this book. They are, in my opinion, the perfect balance between sketchy and detailed. And hilarious. The words by themselves would be an odd sort of preachy fable, but combined with the pictures this book becomes a hilarious and encouraging story about doing the impossible.

  • Kest Schwartzman
    2019-02-27 22:02

    This is the best book. I am delighted every time I rediscover that I actually BOUGHT the book after reading it through in the bookstore. I re-read it pretty much on the regular. The story isn't really special, but the telling of it is, and the illustrations are perfect. No, that's not eve enough. The whole book is perfect. The gentleness of the tone ties in with the sketchiness of the drawings. There's so much trust wrapped up in the human's doggedness to get the penguin into the air, and in the penguin's assumed knowledge that, well, something gonna work for sure. No one is in a hurry, here. There's nothing to prove. It's just a man and a penguin remembering how to fly.

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-15 23:02

    Kids will probably focus on the humor, especially in the illustrations. If they miss the theme, they'll still enjoy the fantasy. Adults will focus on the theme, and give this to high school graduates etc. My inner child and I loved everything about it and want to own a copy.Meschenmoser is indeed one of my very favorite authors.

  • Sherrie
    2019-03-08 04:10

    A really cute story and illustrations.

  • Diane
    2019-03-21 20:17

    Lots of good discussion could come from this story. A man comes upon a penguin who says he's been flying (even though penguins can't fly). But one day, when he is flying, he encounters a group of other birds. They tell him, "Penguins can't fly", he believes them (even though evidence says otherwise) and he crashes. He and his human try everything to help him regain the ability to fly: a training program, books, kites, rockets, you name it. Nothing seems to work until a penguin colony flies overhead and he joins them. And he "flew pretty well ... for a penguin."The illustrations add a lot of humor to this very serious topic of negative talk from others or self (or both) that takes away one's confidence "to fly."

  • Shannon
    2019-03-12 21:12

    02/11: Fun & quirkyAmazon Book Description:Penguins can t fly. Of course they can t. Can they?A wayward penguin is found by the side of the road and convinces his rescuer he crashed while flying. The unusual pair tries all sorts of methods to return the penguin to the sky (all remarkably unsuccessful) until the day when the penguin finally rediscovers the secret of flight within himself. This charming, simple, and understated parable is ideal for children starting school, graduates, job-seekers, newlyweds, and anyone else who s learning to fly in unfamiliar skies.

  • Joella www.cinjoella.com
    2019-03-13 03:12

    I really liked this picture book...but it is more of a picture book for adults to read and think about. I don't think kids will love the pictures or get the point of the story. But this is a good one to share with a grown-up friend who needs a happy thought at the end of a hard day.

  • Jessica
    2019-03-13 21:29

    Good story about believing in yourself. The penguin could fly just fine until he was told that penguins can't fly.

  • JoEllen Mccarthy
    2019-03-14 21:13

    Thinking about the start of school, this book has a powerful message. When we believe in ourselves anything is possible.

  • Mira
    2019-03-11 23:03

    This went straight into the most beloved books section of my heart - I can't wait for the next time someone to asks me for a children's picture book suggestion.

  • Kelly Jones
    2019-03-01 01:12

    great illustrations. hilarious and inspiring.

  • Bear
    2019-02-21 02:09

    Brilliant illustrations!

  • Leslie
    2019-02-28 21:27

    Sweet book about following your passion, even when everyone says it's impossible. Great illustrations!