Always Fly Away
A book teaching child safety
Always Fly Away is written in rhyming verse and tells the story from the perspective of a young bird named Stella. She leaves home to meet a friend by the creek, and there she is greeted by a kind-looking cat. The cat seems gentle and asks for Stella’s help, but Stella remembers the advice her mother gives her every time she goes out, "Stella remember, Keep your distance from strangers, stay alert, and when you don't know what to do Away Fly Away." This saves her life when the cat shows his true intentions as he tries to grab her, claws now extended. With this story Milena is able to bring Stella home safely—a wish she has for every child.
Too many children lack the means to best protect themselves on a daily basis—not with tiny hands, but with simple survival techniques like running away from strangers. Our young readers will learn the importance of staying safe and can develop deeper into everyday safety with the accompanying study questions at the end of the book.