Just in Case You Want to Fly

JUST IN CASE YOU WANT TO FLY
by Julie Fogliano
illustrated by Christian Robinson
October 2019 – Holiday House (US)

The creators of the award-winning When’s My Birthday? team up again to create an inspirational book for anyone—parent or child—looking for support when facing a new challenge.

just in case you want to fly
here’s some wind
and here’s the sky
here’s a feather
here’s up high
and here’s a wing from a butterfly

This tender, contemplative picture book is about growing up. It’s about parents giving their children the gifts, no matter how quiet or small, to succeed and to navigate the world on their own. And it’s about the connection that binds a parent and child … because no matter how far they fly or who they become, they will always have home.

Julie Fogliano is an author of bestselling children’s books, including A House That Once Was, illustrated by Lane Smith, When Green Becomes Tomatoes, illustrated by Julie Morstad, and And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, both illustrated by Erin E. Stead. She lives in the Hudson Valley in New York.

Christian Robinson is an acclaimed illustrator of children’s books, including Gaston by Kelly di Puchhio and the New York Times bestseller Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, which won the Newbery Medal as well as a Caldecott Honor. He also illustrated School’s First Day of School by Adam Rex, recipient of seven starred reviews and a New York Times bestseller. He has collaborated with Julie Fogliano on When’s My Birthday? which received five starred reviews and was named a 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book.