Cordelia - Michelle Nelson-Schmidt - Usborne Books & More

5 Stars+

Cordelia can fly. Over the ocean, up with the birds, wherever she wants to go, she does. It’s her favorite thing. It’s what makes her happy. It’s what makes her who she is.

Until one day, she hears the whispers: people can’t fly; it’s impossible. And suddenly, Cordelia can’t.

A modern-day fable about believing in yourself and your dreams – and flying wherever you want to go.

For ages 3 - 7 years.

 I live in Lilburn, Georgia and I have the great privilege of getting to be an author and illustrator for children. After about 10 years eeking my way towards that goal while working full-time as a mother and graphic designer, I am finally doing it full time.
 When I am not traveling I am busy being silly and having fun with the loves of my life – my husband Kevin, my son Noah, my daughter Sophia and our two crazy dogs, Piggy Pie and Otto Von Schmidt. They are all my everything and I love them more than bees love flowers!

Wow, powerful story for a children's book. On the first page my thought was that this would be too deep for a child but after only a couple pages... as Cordelia's confidence grew so did my love for this book!

What a wonderful opportunity for discussion with your child or grandchild about doing what you believe and not letting others mold you. This book is all about being who you were meant to be. Not letting the opinion of others change you. Like Cordelia said - "What others thought, didn't matter... Just because another can't see this world like you, doesn't make things impossible, or mean that they are not true."

I took this book to work with me (I am a nanny for 4 children) and read it to the 2 & 3 yr olds. They loved it! The 3 yr old wanted me to read it again. She got a really sad serious look on her face when Cordelia stopped doing what she loved because of what others said. After the story we had a nice talk about what that means.

This would be a great addition to your child's personal library. Buy it as a gift for your grandchild or niece or nephew and if you are a pre-school teacher - this confidence builder book is a must!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from an independent consultant of Usborne Books & More Thank You!!

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  1. I've seen other books by this publisher and they are so creative and imaginative. I want to read and study them for my own writing.

  2. I've ordered quite a few myself for my granddaughter - very nice books!

    You should contact her to get an invite to her FB party! -

  3. This sounds like the kind of book my niece would love. I'm going to add it to my to-buy list!

    1. It is a wonderful book!!!!!
      You should check out Ashley's launch party tonight!
      contact her for an invitation! -


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