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Applegate, Katherine

Sometimes You Fly: A Celebration of Babies, Graduates, and Everyone in Between

(3) PS Illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Spare and lilting rhymes remind readers that as kids hit various markers (first laugh, first friend, etc.), they will experience failure: "Each recipe we undertake / can rise or fall, / can burn or bake." In her ink and watercolor art showing children hitting and missing their marks, Reinhardt pays particular attention to faces registering the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.


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