Sometimes we think our dreams are impossible to achieve. We might face discouragement when our expectations are not met. In Higgins Takes Flight, children and adults alike will join Higgins the penguin on a high-flying adventure. He finds himself in quite the pickle because he, too, struggles to make his dream come true.
Hoping to soar like all of the other birds in the sky, Higgins goes on a hunt for the perfect solution. What could do the trick? Could a tall mountain and quick wings be the answer? With the assistance of his best friend Otis, Higgins learns what it means to try, try, try again.
Readers will laugh as Higgins makes attempts to be the first penguin in the air and cheer him on just as he is about to give up forever. Our dreams may not happen when and how we want them to, but Higgins teaches us the value of perseverance and teamwork. We can do anything we set our minds to.
Carter Stuart, author and illustrator of Higgins Takes Flight, brings the arctic world to life. Despite the crystalized climate that surrounds Higgins and Otis, Stuart makes each page pop with vibrant watercolors and reels readers in with fun and colorful patterns.
Whether you read this to your children as a bedtime story, to a classroom full of students, or to your inner-child, Higgins Takes Flight is a whimsical and sweet story that will encourage you to keep chasing your dreams.
Featured and In-Text Images by Jessica Satterfield