If I Never Forever Endeavor: Classroom Ideas

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If I Never Forever Endeavor

By Holly Meade
Illustrated by Holly Meade

A fledgling teeters at the edge of his nest in a gorgeously illustrated tale sure to resonate with anyone facing a rite of passage, change, or challenge.

Safe inside his cozy nest, a young bird considers whether or not to give his new wings a try. What if he tries and the wings don’t work, and he flails, plummets, and looks foolish? Then again, what if his wings take him swooping and gliding, sailing and flying through a great big wonderful world? He’ll never know if he never endeavors. With the help of her bold, beautiful collage artwork, Caldecott Honor-winning artist Holly Meade offers a gentle nudge for hesitant fledglings of all ages and species to step out, to dare, to try . . . and to fly.

  • A perfect gift for graduations and other rites of passage, with crossover appeal
  • A buoyant, rhyming text adds an element of lightness -- not to mention humor -- to an event of tremendous gravitas. A great read-aloud and a universally accessible theme.
  • The catchy title combined with the obvious and striking cover image clearly communicate the book's message, and Holly Meade's byline brings cache to the whole, since she has been honored numerous times for her picture book illustrations.

About the author

Holly Meade (1956-2013) earned a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in Hush! A Thai Lullabye, by Minfong Ho. She also illustrated Peek! A Thai Hide-and-Seek by Minfong Ho; And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner; On the Farm and In the Wild by David Elliott; and many others.

ISBN: 9780763640712
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Dimensions: 220 x 240mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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