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Give Me Wings
Poems selected by
Lee Bennett Hopkins,
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Ages 6-8
Holiday House, September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8234-2023-0

“This delightful collection prepares you for lift-off as you enter a world where children fly high and cats sail through the air. Turn these pages and let your imagination take flight!”
— Editor

“A nicely grounded selection of 13 brief poems addresses the idea of winged flight as well as levitation through dreams, memory, longing and music… Goembel captures a sense of the abstract in each double-page ink-and-acrylic scene-in some flight is implied, while in others it looks quite literal. There's plenty to come back to in each opening, with each seemingly simple poem expanded by the art. (Picture book/poetry 4-7)”
— Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2010

Ponder this:
“While working on this book I was remembering how fun it was to be a child and pretend you could fly. We tied towels to our shoulders thinking we could fly like Superman.”
— Ponder Goembel

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