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A New York Times bestseller!
From gold-medal-winning Olympic gymnast and bestselling author Laurie Hernandez comes a picture book about chasing your dreams and never giving up.
Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying—and becoming a gymnast.
When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she thought.
Through this heartwarming and inspirational story, featuring vibrant art from Nina Mata, Laurie imparts important lessons she learned on her way to Olympic glory: You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself.
Olympic gold medalist Hernandez tells a loosely autobiographical story about a child who aspires to be a gymnast. Zoe, a girl with thick, dark curls, loves to be on the balance beam until she falls off: "Zoe's knee hurt. Her shoulder hurt. Her head hurt. Inside, her heart hurt, too." With a bandaged knee, Zoe tearfully tells her family that she wants to quit classes. But after hearing her siblings' stories of falling and getting up, and after her family celebrates her "first fall" with ice cream ("Each fall makes you better," her mother says), she bravely returns to class. Mata conveys Zoe's straightforward emotions in assuring digital art. Hernandez offers a heartfelt endnote for budding athletes: "Even as an Olympian, I still feel scared when I try something new, inside or outside the gym. But I never let fear hold me back." Ages 4 8.