Vincent X. Kirsch’s HOW I LEARNED TO FALL OUT OF TREES came out today with Abrams to nice reviews!
Roger and Adelia are the very best of friends–but when Adelia moves away, the two friends must say good-bye. But Adelia has one parting gift for Roger: She will teach him, once and for all, how to climb a tree. By the time the moving van pulls up, Roger is ready to start his climb. But now he’s afraid to let go. In a sweet reveal, we learn that Adelia has left behind a soft landing, making sure that—for Roger—falling is the easiest part.
PRAISE FOR HOW I LEARNED TO FALL OUT OF TREES:
“A primer on both getting up into the leaves and coping with the loss of someone you’re attached to. Kirsch elegantly makes the connection with affirmations that work both ways: ‘Hang on tight with both hands’; ‘take it one branch at a time’; and, inevitably, ‘letting go will be the hardest part!’ . . . A well-cultivated story that plants a seed about the value of friends and what they leave with us, even when they’re gone.” —Kirkus Reviews
Vincent X. Kirsch is an author and illustrator who’s published several other picture books. Visit his website for more on him and his wonderful art!