Hardcover – October 17, 2017

Shop here and do something good!  As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Pricing (including sale prices) and fulfillment for whatever you put in your Dandelion-Seeds cart come from Amazon as they normally would, since you complete your purchase through their site. However, when you start the shopping process here, we give 10% of our affiliate profit to charity. You get the same product and pricing, and you also do something good!

$13.95 (as of November 18, 2018, 3:18 am)

Little Iffy is a griffin who is afraid to fly. Flying means up. What if he goes up and never comes down? But his friends are always here to help, and Eggs Pegasus is hatching a plan…This sweet, funny story of friendship is a special treat for young children.

From School Library Journal

PreS—Some toddlers have plenty of fears, even as others embrace the chaos and uncertainty of their lives. Little Iffy is a griffin (that wonderful mythological creature that may be a mix of eagle and lion), and, satirically, he’s afraid of flying. When he imagines going up, he wonders how he’s going to have the ability to come down. Iffy’s friend, Eggs Pegasus, hatches several plans to help Iffy overcome his fear of flying, but Iffy can’t attempt any of the plans or even flap his wings because he believes that “down is best.” When Iffy is by chance catapulted into the sky and finds himself coming down very fast, he’s forced to flap his wings and thereby overcomes his fear of “up.” The illustrations are endearing and colorful, even as the limited text on each page is perfect for young children. Further, the words “up” and “down” are in different colors than the remainder of the text (“up” is all the time orange even as “down” is purple), allowing children who are just beginning to read to recognize these repetitive words more easily. VERDICT A charming read-aloud for young children that shows them how friends can help them overcome their fears.—Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, CA

Review

“Friendship and supportive verbal encouragement help overcome fearful resistance in this pleasant if not especially remarkable tale.” Kirkus Reviews

“The illustrations are endearing and colorful, even as the limited text on each page is perfect for young children. Further, the words ‘up’ and ‘down’ are in different colors than the remainder of the text (‘up’ is all the time orange even as ‘down’ is purple), allowing children who are just beginning to read to recognize these repetitive words more easily…A charming read-aloud for young children that shows them how friends can help them overcome their fears.” School Library Journal

See all Editorial Reviews
Little Iffy is a griffin who is afraid to fly. Flying means up. What if he goes up and never comes down? But his friends are all the time here to help, and Eggs Pegasus is hatching a plan…This sweet, funny story of friendship is a special treat for young children.