Sometimes You Fly

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Sometimes I just feel like, “What do I do next?” Do I put in this ingredient? I like how the book always says “before,” like “before the sea,” “before the pea,” “before the friend.” “Before you have a heart” so you can love somebody, you’re like, “Who would be a good person for me?” So you make a list of people, and then you find your perfect person! And when you’re in college you feel like you’re never going to graduate. And then finally you graduate and throw your hat up in the air, and then you lose it. It’s kind of a neat book because at first you feel like you can’t do this, and then after a while you practice and say, “This makes total sense,” and you try again and say, “I did it! I did it!” For example, let’s just say at school you’re like, “What is this question? That’s too hard! I have no idea what a thousand times a million is!”, and then you learn and you say, “Oh, it’s this number.”

The pictures in the book make sense. For example, “I can’t hit this ball. I give up. I can’t do this.” And then you try again, and you hit the ball and say, “I can do this! Maybe I just have to keep my eye on the ball and aim and I can hit it!” You can learn how to do random stuff and if you don’t really know how to do it, you just try and you learn and then do it. That’s just how it works. Then before you knit something you’re like, “Oh, oh I missed a stich. Now I have a big hole.” And the next time you try you’re like, “Wow! I did it! Maybe I’ll make this for my cat.”

It’s just a pretty nice book, and at the end a person is holding up a toddler or baby and the baby has his arms and legs out like he’s flying. I think people who have trouble doing things, like maybe they have a problem doing art or something, they can read this book and say, “Oh, I have to try again. That’s all I have to do.” I wish I could give this book six stars because it’s a pretty good advice book.

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Author Katherine Applegate • Jennifer Black Reinhardt, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Clarion Books
Publish Date 2018-Apr-03
ISBN 9780547633909
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Issue January 2019
Category Children's


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