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Christian Robinson, Just in Case You Want to Fly

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome award-winning illustrator (and staff favorite) Christian Robinson for a reading and signing of his new picture book, Just in Case You Want to Fly, written by Julie Fogliano.

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.

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.

This free children's event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail us at by November 19th, 2019.

Just In Case You Want to Fly Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823443444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - October 8th, 2019