To Fly (ages 6 months-3 years) by Lucia Scuderi is a jewel of a book with a gently humorous story but few words, making it an excellent choice for both very young children and beginning readers. A mother crow tries to teach her newly hatched chicks to fly, prompting all sorts of endearing expressions and action. Each time a bird flies, the page folds out and up to show the avian aviator's efforts. There's also one large fold-out page showing the entire family in flight.

Alice Cary reviews books from her home in Groton, Massachusetts.

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