Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Flight School; Penguin Flies Home; Red Sled; Red Hat; Good Morning to Me!; Born in the Wild; and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.
"The rotund, ambitious hero of Flight School (2014) returns home to Antarctica to share the magic of flying above the earth with his penguin friends... In the end, Penguin realizes that his particular passion for flying makes him different but that being different is just fine. Judge's animated style invests Penguin, his classmates, and his penguin friends with endearing personalities... Aerial scenes from Penguin's viewpoint make his happiness at seeing the world from the sky persuasive, and the affection shown him by his flight school companions as well as by his fellow penguins is affirming... Lighthearted and lots of fun."
– Kirkus Reviews
"A penguin in flight may defy the laws of physics, but all seems to work out well within this reassuring story, which makes its point with empathy and humor. The well-structured illustrations, line drawings with watercolor washes, vary from close-ups of amusing birds to large-scale scenes of sea and sky. There are few birds more endearing than Judge’s Penguin, with his rotund little body, scarlet aviator glasses, and passionate attachment to his dream and his friends."