Look Up High! Things that Fly
Published by: Pajama Press Inc.
Imprint: Pajama Press
Sales Date: 2023-10-10
Published: October 2023
24 Pages, 9.25 x 9.25 x 0.75 in, Full-colour photographs throughout
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Look up High! Jet planes fly.
How? Where? Look up there!
The jet plane soars across the sky.
Helicopters, gliders, and planes—oh my! Preschoolers never get tired of cool flying machines. Indulge their love for things with wings (and a few without) with bright photographs and jaunty verse that makes it easy for pre-readers to chime in. They won’t even notice the subtle language lesson in prepositions as the hot air balloon drifts between the mountains, the water bomber swoops through the smoke, and the space station orbits around the Earth.
With Look Up High! Things That Fly, Victoria Allenby adds another kid-tastic instalment to the Big, Little Concept Books collection that has already graced story times with the Mathical Book Prize honor book Shape Up, Construction Trucks!, the sound-celebrating Listen Up! Train Song, and Let’s Add Up!, where addition meets imagination. Like its predecessors, the book features a closing note to caregivers with age-appropriate enrichment activities to extend both the learning and the fun. But they needn’t worry about handing the whole thing over to their children, since the padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-sturdy paper of this Toddler Tough format can endure many a rough reading. Now spread your wings and ask yourself: How would YOU zoom across the sky?
Praise for Look Up High! Things That Fly
49th Shelf Fall 2023 “Most Anticipated Books for Young Readers” Selection
2023 Children’s Book Council “August Hot Off the Press” Feature
“An invitation to fledgling readers to admire various types of flying craft (while practicing their prepositions)….well designed to put wind beneath the wings of children working to get their minds around language and parts of speech. A short flight, soon past—but with plenty of lift.”—Kirkus Reviews
“I hope you have room on your shelf for this one. Look Up High! Things That Fly has beautiful colour photos…The rhymes are repetitive, changing only the name of the thing that flies. Soon young readers or listeners will be able to fill in the name of the flying thing and join in the rhyme…Highly Recommended.”—CM Review