Dog Who Wanted to Fly, The Share this with a friend

by Kathy Stinson
illustrated by Brandon James Scott

Who says dogs can’t fly?

Meet Zora: a dog with a big dream and an even bigger personality. All Zora wants to do is learn how to fly so she can catch that pesky squirrel in her yard. But try as she might to prove to her friend Tully —a skeptical cat—that dogs truly can fly, nothing seems to work. Until Zora finds the right motivation, that is.

Kathy Stinson’s charming story of perseverance is beautifully brought to life by Brandon James Scott’s exuberant and wonderfully expressive illustrations. Touching on themes of optimism and determination in the face of failure, The Dog Who Wanted to Fly is a book anyone—even a cat—will love.


“A clever and endearing story, expertly illustrated, with an affirming message.”
—Kirkus Reviews, 12/05/18

“Stinson will delight readers and listeners with her use of action words . . . Scott’s illustrations are equally evocative.”
—Booklist, 03/15/19

“Kathy Stinson . . . tells Zora’s story with words and logic that young readers will understand and enjoy, ending it with the subtle humour that children will appreciate, sure to laugh themselves silly . . . the artwork really shines when giving visual life to Kathy Stinson’s story. [Brandon James Scott] endows Zora with the cuteness to sweeten her story and the attributes of determination, imagination and compassion to carry it forward.”
—CanLit for Little Canadians, 03/14/19

“Sure to bring a grin to the faces of young readers . . . delightful.”
—The Globe and Mail, 07/23/19

“The expressive illustrations often say as much as the text. Kids will laugh out loud at the humorous story and lively pictures . . . This is one of the best picture books!”
—I Heart Literacy, 02/11/19

“This delightful story of perseverance and heart is embedded in almost animated illustrations of the highest quality.”
—Storywraps, 12/20/18

“A cute story about perseverance.”
—The Ladybug Reads, 01/10/19