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Children's Fiction Counting & Numbers

We'll All Go Flying

by (author) Maggie Spicer & Richard Thompson

illustrated by Kim Lafave

Fitzhenry and Whiteside
Initial publish date
Jun 2002
Counting & Numbers, General
Recommended Age
4 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2002
    List Price

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And what will we spy in the sky so high?

Now that our intrepid explorers are finished their grand sailing adventure (We'll All Go Sailing, 2001), they are ready to take off again in this attention-grabbing sequel This time the three friends take to the sky and count whatever they see, from helicopters to bats and everything in between And when they are done, they'll tell the story of their exciting trip as they invite everyone along on the next ride

Another brilliant picture book for the primary audience Young toddlers will love the colors and simple, recognizable images Easy gatefolds invite little ones to open up each page And older preschoolers will count along as the sky gets more and more crowded with airborne delights Maggee Spicer and Richard Thompson's spirited text won't have to be read many times before it's memorized Artist Kim La Fave repeats his wildly colorful primary style, which debuted in We'll All Go Sailing and earned him a nomination for the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature, Illustration

This multipurpose book will once again appeal to a wide range: from ready-to-talk to ready-for-school

About the authors

Husband and wife team Richard Thompson and Maggie Spicer have collaborated on the two previous books in the series - We'll All Go Sailing and We'll All Go Flying - as well as the early reader, Fishes in the Ocean. Richard is also the author of The Follower, The Night Walker, Then and Now, and There is Music in a Pussy Cat. They make their home in Prince George, British Columbia.

Maggie Spicer's profile page

Richard Thompson's widely beloved early work within the band Fairport Convention revived British folk traditions, and his duet albums and performances with Linda Thompson are legendary. His songs have been covered by Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and R.E.M., among others. He continues to write and perform, and to tour widely. He lives in New Jersey.

Richard Thompson's profile page

Kim LaFave is a prolific picture book artist with many titles to his name, including Amos's Sweater, Ben Over Night, and Big Ben, which earned him the Mr. Christie's Book Award Silver Seal. He has also won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award. Kim lives on the west coast of Canada, in Robert's Creek, British Columbia.

Kim Lafave's profile page

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