My Brother Who Taught Me to Fly

Children - Religious Theme
32 Pages
Reviewed on 11/26/2018
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Author Biography

C. Brookins is a up and coming author. He published his first children's book, "My Brother Who Taught Me To Fly" in 2015. This story has won a writing award from the National Council Of Jewish Women in 2007. C.Brookins has a beautiful wife and four lovely children. He currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

My Brother Who Taught Me To Fly by C. Brookins is the adorable story of a little boy whose life is changed forever by his brother's act of kindness. One summer afternoon, the little boy, his sister, and brother are in the living room waiting for dinner to be done. Their mom always puts their baby brother in the play pen so that she can cook dinner without him getting in her way, and their baby brother always tries to get out of the play pen to be with his brother and sister. He is not able to get out because the sides of the pen are high. One day something unexpected happens when their mother is cooking and their father is sitting at the table and reading the Bible. This is a learning curve for the older brother. What does he learn from his baby brother?

My Brother Who Taught Me To Fly is a story with a beautiful message for young readers - Never give up! The story also encourages readers to keep trying till they accomplish their goals, just like the big brother in the story. It is a story of family bonding, faith, belief, self-confidence, and perseverance. The illustrations bring the concept alive and give a good pace and fluidity to the scenes. It is a good storybook to use in classrooms to help children understand the importance of working towards what they want. The angel in the story adds to the magical vibe, along with helping children believe that angels do exist. It is an enjoyable story and ideal for a gift to children during the Christmas season.

Amazon Customer

This book is a great kid's story. It incorporates God & Faith! The theme: Never Give Up! I plan to purchase another for a friend's baby shower. She asked for books. She wants to start her baby with favorite books of her friend's. This book is perfect!

Charlene A Evans

Brought 2 copies for my grandsons. Great short story - never give up on faith or your dreams. Encouraging for the young children today.

Amazon Customer

This easy to follow story and graphics encourage young people to keep trying to accomplish their goals. The author also references specific scripture that relates to the ideals expressed.

Amazon Customer

An inspiring story about faith and self confidence great for any child or adult to learn and keep with them throughout the years. Beautifully illustrated, my kids read it over and over again faithfully.

Mary Wolkiewicz

What an encouraging short story of faith and perseverance! Have it sitting on my coffee table for the children (and adults) . Reminds me of the authors father , who was also a man of faith and always in an encouragement to others.:)

Lakesha Crawley

I bought a copy for my son for Christmas. He completely enjoyed the book. This was a great children's book that encourages & inspires. Great great book for all to enjoy!!

Sandra J.

Excellent book, simple but with deep moral lesson!

Wayne S. Walker

A young boy lives with his parents, a sister, and their little brother. Mom would put the baby in the play pen, and he would try to jump over the sides, but they were too high. Then one day, Mom is fixing dinner in the kitchen, Dad is reading at the table, and the older brother and sister are playing “Go Fish” on the living room floor. Can you guess what happens? The younger brother keeps jumping and jumping until he comes flying out of the play pen. Inspired by his little brother's unwillingness to give up, the young boy wonders if he can fly up to catch his football when he throws it high in the air. Can he accomplish his goal? And what will it take to achieve it? Or does he just give up?

This children's book is an inspirational and beautifully illustrated story about faith, self confidence, and perseverance with the theme of “Never Give Up!” that is good for both children and adults to learn and keep with them throughout the years. It is easy to follow and references specific Scriptures that relate to the ideals expressed. Various reader reviewers have described it as “a great kid's story,” “encouraging for the young children today,” “excellent book, simple but with deep moral lesson,” “a quick enjoyable read to share with the little ones,” “awesome,” “delightful,” “can't give it enough stars,” “amazing,” and “wonderful.” It not only stimulates faith in God but also reinforces strong family values. My Brother Who Taught Me to Fly is C. Brookins’s first children's story and has won a writing award from the National Council Of Jewish Women.

Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

Never give up and keep on jumping (or flying) or trying for whatever you want. That is the basis for this faith-filled children's story. A young boy learns about not giving up from his baby brother. I'm not quite sure how the baby could talk so clearly, but I love this story nonetheless. It shows faith in God and family values. It's a great story to share with children, and maybe some adults should read it, too.

I received this print book as a gift in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. ~Amy's Bookshelf Reviews

JED says

A great story about faith and believing in yourself. With perseverance and sometimes a little help you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

It also enforces family and tells that you can learn from those around you, even the most unexpected like your younger sibling.

The illustrations are fun and book should be enjoyed by most kids. A quick enjoyable read to share with the little ones.

Adrain Daniel

This is an awesome book that encourages you to keep trying no matter what. Never give up, "To have faith" knowing that ALL things are possible! I love the fact that it references scriptures. Good read for all ages. Can't wait for the author to release more titles.


I bought this book for my one of my grandsons. I also read it, and was captivated by the strong message of the benefits of not giving up. A must read for all young people, a great story of faith and encouragement. This book will definitely inspire the reader. The author is good person and great community role model for all young people. He displays the epitome of faith in God and strong family values and morals. I will purchase more of these books to give to friend's children.


My review is of the Great Man Behind the book. The wonderful Father Husband and neighbor. When we speak of the word sacrifice this is the epitome of Mr. Brookins! A man who not only guides and lead his family but many of the community in which he rides children, my two sons being part of his leadership!!! I look forward to reading his book with my children and I wish him much success!!!! A true Blessing in the former of man!!!!

Satisfied Customer

What an awesome on time story for children, family oriented, inspirational and diverse. The message of Never giving up and believing you can do All Things....Can't wait too read the next book for it's on time message!

Amazon Customer

It's a great book to inspire you to never give up and keep your faith. My nephew loves the book and my son's are teenagers and they enjoyed it. Can't wait for more

Nancy J. Hill

This is a delightful inspiring book about faith, hope and NEVER giving up when you believe in something. As a retired elementary school teacher, I would recommend this book for children of all ages. I added this book to my church's Sunday school library.

Maureen Sciulli

I would recommend this book for any young child to read. Gives children a positive attitude not to give up on what they set their minds to do.

Maureen Sciulli

I would recommend this book for any young child to read. Gives children a positive attitude not to give up on what they set their minds to do.

Ron Corbett

Can't give it enough stars. I love it. My daughter and I were reading it together. She loves it also. I can't wait for the next one.

Amazon Customer

Amazing story as well as amazing artwork. I would recommend this book, I myself can't wait to have children to read them this book. Amazing message.

Jade Johnson

Wonderful kids book , I loved it . Keep up the good work hopefully there's more to come