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HARDCOVER; Published: 3/5/2019
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5520-6
Price: $ 17.00
32 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 9 x 11
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An inspiring story about finding your true element

Ever since he first hatched, Gilbert has wanted to fly. But with his big, clumsy feet and small, fluffy wings, learning to fly is a bigger challenge than Gilbert anticipated. His fellow penguins tell him to give up, but Gilbert is sure that if he keeps trying, he’ll be able to soar…

Young readers will fall in love with this sweet, motivating story about overcoming obstacles and discovering your hidden talents.


International Literacy Association-Children’s Book Council Children's Choices List (2020)

Alabama Department of Education Camellia Children’s Choice Book Award Nominee (2019-2020)

Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year List (2020)

Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of the Year (2019)

Kirkus (STARRED review)
"With masterful composition and scale changes, Bentley creates a white and gently patterned icy world where flying birds wing in elegance both near and far. . . . Like Gilbert, this soars." 
“A good addition to penguin-themed classroom units and storytimes.”
Catholic Library World
“This is a joyous and well-designed book.”