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Emily Bean and the Flying Machine

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Young Emily has a fantastical dream to create a magical, flying car and soar the skies, exploring with her co-pilot teddy bear. With imagination, nothing can stop Emily as she takes a wild adventure through outer space, returning just in time for bedtime.  


Emily works on her project all week, using boxes, bows, colors, and captains’ chairs, of course. The time comes when Emily and her navigator, Captain Theodore Bear, begin their mission, taking all of the essentials with them—cookies and milk, of course. As they blast off into the sky, the cities, houses, and buildings become smaller and smaller as their magical flying car passes shooting stars, moons, and planets.


Emily and her trusty traveling companion land on Venus and, with a proclamation, they plant their flag for all the universe to see. Journeying 100,000 light years is hard work and, as their eyes got droopy and sleepy, they wondered if mom had dinner ready. After landing safely and sleepily regaling mom with their adventures, Emily cuddles under her bed covers and continues her amazing adventure in her magical flying  her dreams.


"This is such a sweet story.  Emily Bean and the Flying Machine by Geneviève McLaughlin is one of those wonderful books that present as a picture book for young children but which has plenty to teach older readers. It will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to infinity and beyond. " (click on the link below for the full review)

                   -Reading With Your Kids Podcast

"Emily Bean and the Flying Machine is adorable and is now one of my favorite books. My granddaughter, who is just under two years old, loves it as well. She decided she wanted to make a rocket like Emily. (She made a blanket fort instead because a rocket was a little too ambitious for her.) This delightful story spurred her imagination and creativity, which I appreciated." (Full review made publicly available on Reedsy Dec 1, 2021.)

                     -Robbie Pink @RobbyeFaye (Reedsy Reviewer)

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