this books will seem familiar to most parents. “more” and “again” are regular parts of the toddler vocabulary. henry is a perfect example of this. his family is loving and indulgent …my favorite kind of family. the book rhymes which is perfect so kids can scream “more” and “again” at the appropriate times.
the book has a beat and a rhythm to it that fit with the main character. it was a book we could dance to and as such, a beautiful way to introduce a historic figure.
this is the story of “brave bessie” coleman, the first african american female pilot. we enjoyed both the illustrations and the story itself. to my 3.5 year old, there are few things better than rhyming words, except maybe repeated phrases that she can exclaim dramatically and loudly. at the book’s end, rest assured that our neighbors were well aware that “nobody owns the sky!”