Fly! / Mark Teague.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Mama bird wants Baby bird to learn to fly so he can migrate with the rest of the flock, but Baby bird would rather go by hot air balloon or car, instead.
    • ISBN:
      9781534451285 (hardback)
      1534451285 (hardback)
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    • ABNT:
      TEAGUE, M. Fly! First edition. [s. l.]: Beach Lane Books, 2019. ISBN 9781534451285. Disponível em: Acesso em: 4 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Teague M. Fly! First edition. Beach Lane Books; 2019. Accessed August 4, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Teague M. Fly! First edition. Beach Lane Books; 2019. Accessed August 4, 2020.
    • APA:
      Teague, M. (2019). Fly! (First edition.). Beach Lane Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Teague, Mark. 2019. Fly! First edition. Beach Lane Books.
    • Harvard:
      Teague, M. (2019) Fly! First edition. Beach Lane Books. Available at: (Accessed: 4 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Teague, M 2019, Fly!, First edition., Beach Lane Books, viewed 4 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Teague, Mark. Fly! First edition., Beach Lane Books, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Teague, Mark. Fly! First edition. Beach Lane Books, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Teague M. Fly! [Internet]. First edition. Beach Lane Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 4]. Available from:


Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2019 #6

This fast-paced and nearly wordless picture book about growing up and gaining independence (whether willingly or not) doesn't skip a beat, from its title page all the way through to its heartwarming conclusion. As the book opens, a baby robin has fallen from its nest after a massive temper tantrum-but Teague's amiable acrylic illustrations (in a colorful yet subdued palette with gently cartooned figures, as exemplified in his How Do Dinosaurs...? art) help to mitigate any fears viewers may have for the displaced bird. When the baby robin is instructed by its parent to fly back to the nest, comedic "dialogue" ensues (expressed through word balloons filled with pictures, not text). The baby offers increasingly outrageous alternatives to spreading its wings-from getting a ride on its parent's back to piloting an airplane. Finally, the parent points out the danger of dogs and cats, but the baby isn't swayed until the threat of a spooky owl is mentioned. With no snarky response to offer, the baby bird musters up the wherewithal for a topsy-turvy jaunt back to its cozy home. This simple story is bolstered by spot-on humor and touches of visual support, such as a vertical foldout and subtle pathways running throughout the backgrounds on several complex layouts to help guide readers' eyes across the page. Know-it-all children and exasperated parents alike should relate-and have a good laugh, too. Patrick Gall November/December 2019 p.78 Copyright 2019 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 June #1

Many picture books feature young birds who refuse to fly, but Teague (Felipe and Claudette) takes the genre to new heights with this story. Wordless it may be, but there's plenty of dialogue between the story's petulant robin fledging and its relatively patient mother, all conveyed via balloons filled with spot illustrations. The humor arises from the tension between Teague's elegant, substantial-looking acrylic images and the parent-offspring bickering that readers can hear instantly and vividly in their minds. When the mom communicates to her child that all birds fly, her pictorial balloon suggests a bevy of graceful, soaring species. The child's unflappable response? A series of illustrations show it laughingly opting instead for aerial transit via hot air balloon, hang glider, plane, and superhero cape. Countering the mother's suggestion that the autumn migration will require flight, the wee bird invokes the idea of a road trip via bicycle, skateboard, or red convertible. Finally, the baby bird does fly—it takes a reminder that becoming an owl's dinner is a real possibility—and the story ends with a reconciliatory cuddle that needs no further elaboration. Teague proves that a picture can be worth a thousand words—and almost as many laughs. Ages up to 8. (Sept.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.