From the New York Times bestselling author of The Rabbit Listened, a story of learning to stay true to yourself, rather than what others want you to be.
Riley made a paper airplane and couldn’t wait to let it soar. But just before the plane could take off—SQUAWK. An eagle swoops in and insists Riley’s plane could never fly. It’s much
too small. So Riley makes it bigger! But just as this bigger paper airplane is ready to go, a parrot squawks that the plane is way too boring to fly. So Riley makes it fancier! Bird after bird offers advice, and Riley tries making the airplane faster longer, taller, and slimmer.
When the plane crashes to the ground after all these changes, Riley finally meets a more supportive friend . . . and rediscovers the joy and wonder of soaring.
March 12, 2024
Up to Kindergarten
Cori Doerrfeld illustrated the acclaimed picture book The Rabbit Listened
, as well as popular books like Little Bunny Foo Foo: The Real Story
and The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig
. She lives with her family in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"The repeating countdown refrain and consistent interruptions are surefire crowd pleasers for a read-aloud delight." —Kirkus
"Employing narrative and visual rhythms similar to The Rabbit Listened
, Doerrfeld once again considers the process of finding one’s way, only this time, explores heeding voices—inner and otherwise—that say, 'WOO! You got this'." —Publishers Weekly