THE DOG WHO WANTED TO FLY, by Kathy Stinson, Illustrated by Brandon James Scott, Annick Press


Who says dogs can’t fly? Meet Zora: a dog with a big dream and an even bigger personality. All Zora wants to do is learn how to fly so she can catch that pesky squirrel in her yard. But try as she might to prove to her friend Tully–a skeptical cat–that dogs truly can fly, nothing seems to work. Until Zora finds the right motivation, that is. Kathy Stinson’s charming story of perseverance is beautifully brought to life by Brandon James Scott’s exuberant and wonderfully expressive illustration. Touching on themes of optimism and determination in the face of failure, The Dog Who Wanted to Fly is a book anyone–even a cat–will love.

approx. 36 pages

Out March 2019


I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

I found this book very sweet, but felt the ending came up short.  It almost felt like there should have been another page before the last in order for the story and illustrations to flow better.

Regardless, the artwork is adorable and perfect for the story. Author and illustrator are well-matched. Both are award-winners.  I think any child will fall in love with the dog, Zora and her desire to fly to catch a squirrel and prove that pessimistic cats drool.

How many times have we all wished we could fly?


Squirrel!!!!! 🙂

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