Flip, Float, Fly

Flip, Float, Fly

Seeds on the Move

By JoAnn Early Macken; Pamela Paparone (Illustrator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823420438, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 2008

With a gust of wind a dandelion seeds takes off soaring through the sky. Who knows where it will land? Seeds use ingenious methods to travel to new places, from bobbing along through waves to spinning like green helicopters. A glossary is included.

About the Author
This is JoAnn Early Macken's first book for Viking. She lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin, with her family. LeUyen Pham has illustrated several picture books for young readers, including "One Little Mouse,"

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, first learned about Bessie Coleman in 1986, the 60th anniversary of her father's famous flight. ""Bessie was an incredibly brave person who was hardly noticed, while my parents got so much publicity it was difficult for them to live their normal lives. I saw a crazy imbalance and wanted to try to set things right."" Reeve Lindbergh lives in Vermont.
Pamela Paparone observes that NOBODY OWNS THE SKY is ""about making dreams come true. My own dream has always been to be a children's book illustrator. In fact, I was ten years old when I created my first children's book. I dedicated it to Johnny Cash."" Pamela Paparone lives in Pennsylvania.