Booklist - The Flying Hand of Marco B.
Booklist (May 2015)
This fanciful picture book plays upon the idea of a simple delight that turns into an unexpected flight. Marco B. is safely buckled up in the backseat of the car, his hand sneaking out the window to swoop and soar in the breeze. His mother tells him to keep his hand inside, but it keeps breaking free. “Why can’t the grown-ups understand? / I can’t control this crazy hand.” That’s not a false statement, because the flying hand of Marco B. catches on the wind, and he is pulled out of the car and up into the sky. Marco B.’s flight is exhilarating and frightening. And probably not his last. The breezy rhyming text reads easily and sets the pace for Marco B.’s flight. Kober’s illustrations have a fluidity that moves with the story and helps the reader fly along with Marco B. Whimsical and surprising, this elevates an everyday car ride from mundane