Alexia Wants to Fly was short-listed for the New Mexico/Arizona picture book of the year award, 2016.
Alexia Wants to Fly has won the The Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award,
as part of the Manitoba Book Awards of 2016. Congratulations to Wai Tien on this award!
Talia Pura was short-listed for the McNally Robinson Books for Young People Awards (younger category).
What better way to engage a child than to read a book together? Even infants respond to the experience of being read to. They notice the images and colours, and the sounds of the voice reading to them. The act of reading together will become a natural daily activity and as they grow, they will play an ever-increasing role in the experience.
Alexia Wants to Fly contains illustrations that are sure to delight children of all ages. Once the story is familiar to the child, it will be fun to look at other elements in the pictures, such as following the journey of the dragonfly on every page. He has a name. See if you can find the illustration that reveals it.
The story of Alexia and her desire to take flight can inspire a child to go after his or her dreams, no matter how impossible they may first seem to be.