The ideal picture book for every child’s first plane trip.
Olvina was starting to feel very nervous. “Maybe I should get off the plane,” she thought. “Chickens aren’t supposed to fly.”
When Olvina gets invited to the Tenth Annual Bird Convention in Hawaii, she decides it’s high time to overcome her fear of flying. But on the day of her big plane trip, Olvina’s tummy is filled with butterflies and she has second thoughts. After all, chickens aren’t supposed to fly. Or are they?
This tender and funny story is for children who love to fly as well as those who have not yet had the experience. From takeoff to landing, Olvina’s journey is one kids won’t want to miss!
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Grace Lin wanted to write a book that would help children feel more relaxed about flying. “That first plane trip can be a little scary so I hope Olvina’s story will let children know they are not alone in their fears,” says the author. Ms. Lin is the author and illustrator of Dim Sum for Everyone and The Ugly Vegetables.
PreS-Gr. 1. First-time fliers will be bolstered by the courage Olvina the hen shows when she takes her maiden plane voyage. Invited to a bird conference, Olvina fears she can't go because all the other birds will be flying to Hawaii on their own wings. Her porcine friend, Will, persuades her to take an airplane, but Olvina, who has never flown before, admits that she's a chicken--figuratively as well as literally. Still, she perseveres: getting to the airport and through a security check, and then nervously taking off. Happily her seatmate turns out to be another conference goer--Hailey the penguin, who also needs an airplane to get her where she wants to go. The reassuring story gets a madcap twist from the artwork. Lin's jelly-bean-colored artwork, executed in gouache, finds humor in the small details (the chocolate that's always smeared on Will's face) and adds elements that play into the premise of the story--birds flying to Hawaii, visible outside the airplane window. A bit of bibliotherapy that also stands alone as a high-flyin' tale. Ilene Cooper
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Book Description Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Lin, Grace (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1st edition/1st printing. Bookseller Inventory # 008660
Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110805067116
Book Description Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0805067116 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0380636