The Little Bird that Wanted to Fly to the Moon

Children - Animals
64 Pages
Reviewed on 07/29/2023
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Author Biography

Surprising herself, in her later years, Svetlana decided to share her writing and stories with young listeners and readers, for their enjoyment.

Being a lover of rhyme, helps her stories to shine, with an artful coin of phrase,She even does herself amaze,Rhyming is not just a passing phase,nor a fad or a craze,this is the way she writes and with words plays.. With a few stories ready for sharing,she has decided to be daring,And publish.

Formerly an educator and accredited counsellor, as well as a Mother, lifetime learner and lover of language, Svetlana's stories aim to not only delight, but also promote positive values and solution focused approaches, and a snippet of wisdom and mirth, to promote the idea of a better Earth.

Having teamed up with the artistically talented multimedia illustrator Maura O'Regan, Svetlana’s stories have been beautifully enhanced with pictures to capture the imagination. It is this combination of words and pictures that set her books apart.

Adelaide born and raised, well travelled and worldly, Svetlana is pleased to present and share her writing and stories with the world!

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Little Bird That Wanted to Fly to the Moon is a work of fiction in the adventure, animals, and bedtime stories subgenres. It is suitable for young readers and newly independent readers and was penned by author Svetlana Kitik with illustrations provided by artist Maura Juliana O Regan. This delightful children's picture book takes young readers on an enchanting journey of imagination and ambition as we follow a little bird who sets out on an extraordinary flight with a mission to reach the moon. The book beautifully emphasizes the importance of curiosity, a sense of adventure, and the value of the journey itself. Through the bird's determination and solution-focused approach, children are encouraged to dream big and believe in their abilities.

Author Svetlana Kitik has crafted a concise and enthralling work that sparks wonder and amazement but also expands young minds by introducing them to the concept of the cosmos and the magic it holds. It presents opportunities for discussion and exploration, allowing children to delve deeper into the themes and ideas presented. The sensational illustrations provided by artist Maura Juliana O Regan are stunning and vibrant, bringing the story to life with vivid colors and engaging imagery. The artwork showcases birds, scenery, and night skies, creating a visual feast for young readers. With its beautiful illustrations and engaging storytelling, it would make a perfect addition to any child's library and an excellent tool for nurturing their dreams and creativity. Overall, The Little Bird That Wanted to Fly to the Moon is a pleasant and captivating read that sparks the imagination, promotes ambition, and encourages discussions.

Jennie More

The Little Bird That Wanted to Fly to the Moon by Svetlana Kitik is a children’s book about three siblings born to their proud mother, two boys, and a girl. As the mother loved and cared for her young, the little girl was curious about everything and enjoyed looking at the moon. Although her wings were still small and not fully developed, she decided to venture to the moon. She was an inquisitive little girl who wanted to know more and was fascinated by how beautiful and bright the moon shone at night and wondered how that was possible. One night she went solo and left her warm, comfortable nest, and set out on her expedition to the moon. The little bird soon realized she should have planned better for such a voyage. She was delighted but scared and unsure whether she could find her way back to her family.

The Little Bird That Wanted to Fly to the Moon by Svetlana Kitik is a creative, delightful, and magical story about a little bird’s curiosity. I enjoyed reading this book because of the delicate way Kitik teaches the important lesson that you can explore things that interest you, while being aware of the dangers should you pursue your inquisitiveness without sufficient forethought. Kitik teaches this valuable lesson while encouraging young children to be excited about exploring. They can learn because of the big, bright, and beautiful world awaiting them, but must also know their limitations while they are still young. I loved the poetic style of the writing, which makes it a lighthearted and refreshing book to read.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Have you ever dreamed of flying to the moon, or walking on its surface and seeing Planet Earth from its lofty perspective? Little Bird had been dreaming of flying to the moon for quite some time. She had been practicing her flying and strengthening her wings. Then one night she decided to make the trip. She had worked hard and her wings were strong. Could she fly to the moon? As the night became darker and the moon rose, Little Bird flew higher and higher. Her wings started to ache and she started to doubt her ability to fly any further. She saw some amazing sights from the incredible heights she reached, but could she achieve her dream? In Svetlana Kitik’s book The Little Bird That Wanted to Fly to the Moon, as Little Bird discovered, sometimes it’s not the destination that matters, but the journey itself that inspires.

Svetlana Kitik’s picture book The Little Bird That Wanted to Fly to the Moon reads like a lyrical fairy tale. It is told mostly in rhyming verse and mainly using simple language, although there are some big words used to help maintain the rhyming sequence and the plot development. This gem of a story will inspire young readers to dream. Even if all their dreams are not fulfilled, the journey will be an adventure full of unexpected revelations. Little Bird is crafty and she has some ideas to make her dream come true. With imagination and a whole lot of determination, children can find a way to turn their dreams into reality, no matter how impossible they may seem. The illustrations are bright, bold, and colorful and help move the story forward. Full of magic and fascination, this story will help young readers dream big, like Little Bird.