Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book Review: Zephyr Takes Flight by Steve Light

Published by: Candlewick
Released on: October 9th, 2012
Ages: 5 & up
Source: book from publisher to review
4 stars: We Enjoyed It
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Soar along on a clever girl’s flight of fancy in a whimsical ode to free spirits, inventiveness, and flying pigs.

Zephyr is a girl who loves airplanes. She draws pictures of them, makes them out of paper, builds them out of junk, and hopes one day to fly one of her own. But when Gramma, Daddy, and Mom are too busy to play airplane with her, Zephyr’s excess enthusiasm gets her sent to her room — where she discovers a secret door that leads to the most wondrous place she’s ever seen! Lovers of flying machines and gadgets, along with adventurers of all kinds, will be buoyed by this lighthearted tale of a little girl who finds her wings -quoted from Goodreads

This is such a great story about imagination, adventure and fun. Zephyr is one of those enjoyable characters who often spends time pretending she's flying an airplane, or is drawing airplanes or building them out of something. I loved how she uses her imagination to play, and entertain herself. To help bring Zephyr's unforgettable adventure to life are some fabulous illustrations. Aside from the story, the illustrations really engaged my kids with the story, and we found ourself looking back over the illustrations when they were done. This is a fabulous picture book to have for kids of all ages. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~