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A bird can fly.
So can I.
A cow can moo.
I can, too.
So begins the simple, delightful rhyme by Ruth Krauss that both celebrates and encourages a child’s imagination. Mary Blair’s vibrant artwork, found in the Golden Books archives and newly scanned, looks as fresh as it did 50 years ago.
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Little Golden Book Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.55(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Ruth Krauss was an American writer of children’s books and theatrical poems for adults. She was the author of such books as The Carrot Seed, Cantilever Rainbow, and I Can Fly.
Mary Blair was a prominent concept artist for the Walt Disney Company and worked on such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South, and Cinderella. Several children’s books she illustrated in the 1950s remain in print today, including I Can Fly by Ruth Krauss and Baby’s House by Gelolo McHugh. In 1991 she was posthumously inducted into the Disney Legends hall of fame.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I used this with a three-year old. Before we even started reading, I asked him what he could do and I wrote his answers on chart paper. We discussed the title...Could she really fly? Why is she saying she can? We read the story and then reread it discussing how she could be all that she said. SHE IMAGINED!!! We then went back to his list and added all that he could do by imagining and that was ALOT. The list will remain on his door so new imagination experiences can be added. Society and schools (I'm a retired first grade teacher) are pushing academics on our little ones much too soon. They are forgetting that the best way a child learns is through play and allowing his imagination to grow.
While this is a charming little story, it is a half-hearted attempt to 'recreate' the original classic version of which this book is trying to imitate. I can only assume that in the interest of saving money the company has chosen to leave out a significant portion of the book from its original classic version. How disappointing to buy this to share with your child only to find out that it is no longer the same.
One of the few Mary Blair children's books still in print.
But, you can get some of her concept work she did on both Cinderella and Alice In Wonderland (I'm waiting for Peter Pan,... hopefully someone will put that out soon!).
I learned to read from this book and have never forgot it. I can remember at age 4 or 5 reading this. Or as my mother said I memorized it, from hearing it read to me so many times. LOL I have fondly thought of it many times over the years, thinking... 'a bird can fly, so can I. A cow can moo, I can too.' I always remember those few lines and have yearned to find the book. A few years ago I started looking for it and recently found it here in a search. I will be purchasing it now at age 41. It just brings me a good feeling that I've never lost. A book every child should have.
My 19 month old son loves this book. It's illustrations are very cute. It's simple but clever text is nice to listen and read.
I want to learn how to fly because i wish i could fly around the earth and see people around the world and also i think it is cool and i always dream of flying in the sky my whole life just for once thank you for listening to my speech that i am writing about just right now....so i think that i am telling everybody that i wish they can fly and everybody wants to be having fun with their friends and family and enjoy their day every day in their life