The Penguin Who Wanted to Fly

Author: Catherine Vase

Illustrator: Helen J. Taylor and Benjamin Brown

Publisher: Shadowcatchers

Publication Date: 1993

Genre: Picture Book

Audience: Pre-K - 2

Overview: This is an exciting tale about a penguin that is determined to fly despite failing multiple times. He never gives up hope and stays motivated by repeating the same phrase, 'We penguins are birds, we belong in the sky!' This is a wonderful motivational story for kids.

Activity: After reading this book to class, have the students write one goal they have for the school year. Collect each student’s goal and hang up them on a bulletin board so they can constantly be about their goal. 

Reviewer’s Name: Corri Deegan