Book Reviews

“High in the Sky is a cute book about the simultaneous mellow calm and playful excitement a child can experience while spending time in a favourite place…such as a classic tire swing.”

Recommended ~ The Manitoba Library Association


Sandra, a mother of 8 children and a blogger wrote, “Sometimes the world seems too small for this boy… He then hops on his tire swing, and dreams of different places. After a few swings he is in a jungle in Africa, or in a rocket ship. Or maybe skating on ice, or riding a surf board, or even in a roller coaster. Everything is possible.

High in the Sky is a celebration of dreams written in verse. The text flows smoothly, and contains a good amount of vocabulary, but it is easy to understand at the same time. The illustrations are pretty, in watercolor which adds to the “dreamy” atmosphere of the book. Beautiful option for reading aloud.”

Reviews in Chalk ~ I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. ~


“A young girl swings on a tire swing and envisions all sorts of exciting adventures as she flies through the air.  She dreams of being an astronaut, an Olympic figure skater, a giant eagle, etc.  The text is rhyming and full of movement.  The watercolour illustrations ably depict the imaginative wanderings of the little girl as she swings higher and higher.  There is a list of Follow-up Activities at the end of the story for children to enjoy.”

Recommended by Isobel Lang, reviewer ~ Resource Links, Connecting Classrooms, Libraries & Canadian Learning Resources, Pouch Cove, NL, Vol. 21, Number 4, April 2016

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