A loveable little mouse demonstrates innovation, invention, and overcoming failure through persistence using the engineering design process! He struggles, evades predators, and then succeeds in flying across the Atlantic. I enjoyed the suspenseful, hopeful, funny build up to the joyful conclusion, and read-alouders and their attentive kids over 3 will love it, too.
Parents looking for a quick bedtime story may recoil at the thickness of this picture book. But half of the pages are double page spreads filled with enchanting, enriching illustrations! Don’t shy away from Lindbergh! It’s worth owning and enjoying for years.
As a bonus, a short history of aviation is included at the end. These mini-biographies add to the wonder of this fictional tale by introducing the real inventors of flight.
This book layers on big and bigger words for everyone: toddlers to adults: