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Binkle's Time to Fly by Sharmila Collins

February 17, 2020

 

 

Binkle's Time to Fly is an inspiring story about the beauty of being different.

 

In the story, you meet Binkle, He is a brand new butterfly, but his wings don't seem to work right. He came out of his cocoon, and Binkle quickly realized that his wings had holes. He was too weak to even fly.

 

Devasted by his new understanding, Binkle tries to hide away from the world. Luckily, two of his butterfly friends find him. They take them to their other friends: the spiders who could weave strong webs, the silkworms who could make a strong thread, and the bees that could inject beautiful colors.

 

Together, the bugs work alongside one another to build Binkle his own set of strong, beautiful wings.

 

With the strength of his new wings and the gentle encouragement of his true friends, Binkle takes a chance and starts to fly. After all, in life, there is always more than one way to fly. 

 

Binkle's Time to Fly is a story about how anyone can fly in this life. The author, Sharmila Collins, wrote this story as a gift of love to her daughter. Her daughter was born with a painful condition called recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB).

 

Through her daughter's journey, the author wishes that all children find hope and know that their lives are beautiful, and just like Binkle, they were all born to fly. 

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