Penguins canít fly. Of course they canít. 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 Ė within himself. This charming, simple, and understated parable is ideal for children starting school, graduates, job-seekers, newlyweds, and anyone else whoís learning to fly in unfamiliar skies.
"Meschenmoser's illustrations are deceptively straightforward. Sketched in pencil with only minimal color added, the illustrations are warm and often laugh-out-loud funny." - BIG A little a
"This is a lovely book. Share it with children and show them that they should follow their dreams and believe in themselves." - Kids Lit
"Learning To Fly is the brilliant story of a man who befriends a penguin that believes it can fly. It is the most wonderfully illustrated, and wonderously deadpan story book about the impossible coming true Iíve ever seen." - Book Ninja
"This contemporary fable is all about believing in yourself and doing what it takes to achieve your dreams and soar. It speaks softly but carries a big impact, because it is about doing the impossible by believing in yourself, and yet the powerful message is imparted in a subtle and highly entertaining way that will enchant kids of all agesÖnot to mention adults." - Curled Up Kids
"An adorable, dry-witted fable about believing in the impossible, Learning to Fly should help readers realize that with enough hope and hard work, anything can happen." - Copley News Service
"The charcoal grey and white sketches with splashes of color add beauty to this fable about believing in yourself, and not letting others decide your path in life." - Kids Bookshelf
"In a word, Learning to Fly is HEARTENING." - Whimsy Books
"The detailed, humorous drawings evoke emotion and energy...This is a fantastic, hope-filled book for both children and adults. It gives the reader important messages such as 'believe in yourself, and you can do anything,' and 'listen to yourself, you know what you can do,' in a humorous and entertaining way. A talented illustrator and writer to watch out for. Highly recommended." - Cheryl Rainfield, Uplifting Picture Books that Don't Preach
"It's succinct, deeply silly (in all the right ways), and perhaps one of the best German picture books ever to grace our American shores...A rare title that will delight kids, entice adults, and make anyone who fancies penguins a deeply satisfied soul. " - A Fuse #8 Production
"This book encourages readers (young and old alike) to have faith in themselves and it serves as a reminder to support the dreams of our children (even if we have our doubts) and find a way to help them soar." - Mother Rising