Lucy had always been good at fixing things, and Dad needed a bit of help. It was just the two of them after all.
So when Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing, she's sure she can fix him too. But not everything that's broken can be fixed.
by Anna Sheen
Books about tinkering and fixing things are always a perennial favourite here at Wild Things! Although Fly is so much more than that. After the loss of Lucy's mother (although that part is inferred through the beautiful illustrations rather than explicitly mentioned) we find father and daughter navigating this new stage of their lives on their farm together. When Lucy finds a bird with a broken wing they try their best to help the bird fly again using all of her engineering expertise which brings unexpected results. Fly is about navigating life after a loss and learning how to fly (find joy) again.
Anna is one of the co-managers of Where The Wild Things Are and before that was the Assistant manager of Avid Reader. Anna has 21 years of bookselling experience and reads extensively from picture books through to young adult novels. Anna is the Wild Things non-book buyer and one of the main contributors to our weekly storytime. Anna has two young children so most of her picture-book and middle-reader recommendations are tried-and-tested with the most discerning critics.
Publication Date: 06-Aug-2019
Publisher: Penguin Random House