Project Description



by Kevin Luthardt

A series of simple questions triggers a playful, imaginative exchange between a child and his father.

“Papa, why can’t I fly?” a boy asks his father. His father’s simple answer leads to another question, and then another, until the father playfully demonstrates to his son all the things the child can do. In the end the boy discovers that with a little imagination and some help from his dad he can fly―even without wings!

Kevin Luthardt’s highly expressive, comical, full-color illustrations and simply worded text capture the special bond between father and son. Readers will enjoy the playful fun and easy-going relationship depicted in this delightful story.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $15.95
ISBN:  978-1-56145-430-3
Publication Date: 3/1/2009
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 10″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-56145-724-3
Publication Date: 9/1/2013
Page Count: 32
Size: 9″ x 10″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
F&P: GRL H, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Fathers, Imagination, Reading
BISAC 2: JUV013000 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General
BISAC 3: JUV051000 JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play


“An engaging and effective father-son story…this is a charming introduction to the worlds of books, birds and imagination, and an apt choice for parent-child reading.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“This salute to imagination shows the magic that can happen when grown-ups enter into play with children.” ―School Library Journal

“This has the feel of Hey Al (1986) by Arthur Yorinks.” ―Booklist

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“A sweet story about a familiar interaction between parent and child and the power of imagination.” ―The Virginian-Pilot

“This tender story highlights the bond between father and son in a simple yet very effective way.” ―Arlington Independent School District

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 Best Read Aloud Book Award (Finalist) ―ReadBoston, 2010

Meet the Author/Illustrator

Kevin Luthardt is the author-illustrator of several books, including Larabee, Peep! and Flying! He is an artist and muralist whose work appears in galleries and other venues. He received a BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He lives in Illinois. You can visit his website here.