Tiger Tales Books know that things go up, but do they come down?
Title: What Goes Up
Author: Paula Bowles
Illustrator: Paula Bowles
Publisher: Tiger Tales Books
Ages: 3-7 yrs
What goes up must come down. Well, at least that's what Martin the dragon always says. Martin wants to fly but he can't because his wings are small and not very strong. He is sad but he doesn't give up. He sees a tiny bee flying and figures its his stripes that help him buzz around, so he paints stripes on himself. But, what goes up must come down. Martin makes another attempt to fly by making himself fluffy like the clouds that float in the sky. He rolls in dandelion fluff, but still he has no luck. With the help of the neighborhood children Martin learns to ride a tricycle. By pretending to fly and by flapping his wings an amazing thing happens. You will have to read the story to see if Martin learns to fly.
Parents and children will love watching Martin develop and grow. Amazing things can happen if you don't give up and this is a powerful lesson young readers can learn. Awesome illustrations bring the story to life. Simple sentences make this dragons tale a great read for beginners. Young readers will also value from the lesson of friendship and community.