The Amazing Flight of Little Ray 2nd Edition

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Little Ray can’t think of anything better to do than fly the friendly skies. The fact that he is a sea-bound stingray proves to be only a minor setback. When he hurls himself into the air, it will take a little luck, a little ingenuity and some feathery help from above to return him to the cool salty waters. Thank goodness, Little Ray has a lot of gumption and even more panache; it comes in handy during this soaring adventure.

This behavior-changing book shows the way to beat all odds. It inspires all children to reach new heights. Little Ray is a fish out of water. Self-awareness and purposeful pursuit of achievement make him a role model for children. The book is brimming with positivity that improves the quality of life. Children also learn that fish are sentient beings deserving of appreciation. 32 pages. ISBN 09798985566611.  Publication Date: May 5, 2022.

39 reviews for The Amazing Flight of Little Ray 2nd Edition

  1. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Rosemary Reagan Hall
    5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing feel good, keep on trying story!
    Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2009
    The Amazing Flight of Little Ray is truly one of my favorite children’s stories. Just reading it and cheering Little Ray on lifted my spirits.

    If you have a little one that is learning a new skill that requires practice, such as riding a bike, this is a must read for them. Little Ray will show them that you’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try.

    No matter if you’re young or old, fish or human, keep on trying to make your dreams come true.

  2. Little Ray Children’s Books

    R. J. Taylor
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and educational
    Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2009
    The Amazing Flight of Little Ray is an adorable story. I always look for children’s books that are also fun for me to read aloud and this is one. Children love learning about different animals such as stingrays and this book is not only educational, but also has a good message.

  3. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Earl. Keith
    5.0 out of 5 stars Little Ray’s Potential
    Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2009
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    My conclusion after reading the Amazing Flight of Little Ray was that Little Ray encourages children to live up to their potential and to be courageous in learning new things….like riding a horse or using a sled in the snow and ice. Courage is virtually a necessity in the world in which we live and Little Ray inspires that. My granddaughter also read Little Ray and apparently it inspired her also because she could quote it almost verbatim. Keep up the great work!!!

  4. Little Ray Children’s Books

    J. Kastanias
    5.0 out of 5 stars Little Ray Is an Inspiration!
    Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2010
    I love a good inspirational story. When reading Little Ray to my daughter, I find myself feeling inspired to get out and try something outside of my comfort zone. Not only is it a great story for kids, but I enjoy Little Ray’s gusto, too! The illustrations are simply beautiful, and my daughter loves to look at the beautiful colors. She’s a little young to understand the words at this point, but I know Little Ray will be one of her favorites as she gets older. So far the material of the front and back covers of the book seems less destructible than other books, which means this one may make it until my daughter can read! Love it!!

  5. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Mitchell I. Kitroser
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Ray of Sunshine
    Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2010
    This is the second wonderful children’s book from this author. This book is both fun and educational, a terrific combination for any parent looking for appropriate reading material for their child. Little Ray is a “ray out of water” in this adventure that takes him beyond his normal home and the life he knows. I loved this story.

  6. Little Ray Children’s Books

    C. Tougas
    5.0 out of 5 stars Encouraging and Exciting
    Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2010
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    I just received this book last night… I was like a kid in the candy store who just found a new flavor lollipop! The illustrations are vibrant and just beautiful. I found the story easy to relate to… A child wanting to do something that a parent doesn’t wish their child would even think of but when persistence endures, it brings the child home under the parent’s “wing”. The story is also heartwarming with a little suspense that keeps the readers interested.
    Most parents wouldn’t allow their child to draw or color in a book but V.R. Duin opens a new door to allow those drawings to be cherished forever as she leaves a little space for exquisite minds!
    Thank you V.R. Duin for reaching a dream and touching hearts of many ages!

  7. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Diana Carlson a/k/a Grandma
    5.0 out of 5 stars Grandma
    Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2011
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    This is the third book that I have bought written by V.R. Duin. The first two were about the Goopy Ghost character and this one was totally different but just as cute. The grandkids loved the idea behind the story and have already read it several times. Looking forward to more books by this author.

  8. Little Ray Children’s Books

    MK
    5.0 out of 5 stars Learning from Little Ray’s experiences
    Reviewed in the United States on January 29, 2011
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    This adventure story is a perfect example for your “little one” to learn from Little Ray’s experiences.

    We can learn from Little Ray’s experiences and gain insight into:

    1. Goal Setting
    2. Practice Drills
    3. Perseverance in the Face of Diversity

    I highly recommend The Amazing Flight of Little Ray and I am looking forward to the next edition.

  9. Little Ray Children’s Books

    catcap
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great books for Elementary Guidance Counselors
    Reviewed in the United States on April 16, 2011
    This is a great book to read to all children. I think it is a great book for me as a Guidance counselor, the perseverance of Little Ray and his other character traits make it a fantastic book for the classroom or for individual counseling. i am looking forward to buying the Goopy Ghost series. The illustrations are awesome!!!

  10. Little Ray Children’s Books

    KF_Texas
    5.0 out of 5 stars Little Ray of Inspiration
    Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2011
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    What a great inspirational book for children. Little Ray sets a good example through his determination and a bit of imagination…if at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again. I bought this book for my nieces, ages 3 and 6, they absolutely loved the story. The illustrations are bright, colorful and ADORABLE. The story is the perfect length to keep the little ones interested. Thank you, VR Duin for sharing Little Ray with us!!! Would love to read more of Little Ray’s adventures (hint hint). Keep up the great work.

  11. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Kim Upton
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book that encourages exploration!
    Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2011
    V. R. Duin’s book, “The Amazing Flight of Little Ray” is fantastic! My youngest had me read it over and over. After our third read, we researched rays and their environments (and whether they could, if they tried really hard, fly). From there we studied oceans and other marine life. This is a fantastic book that draws in readers and listeners. Absolutely wonderful!

  12. Little Ray Children’s Books

    PattyF
    5.0 out of 5 stars Such a wonderful story
    Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2011
    I can’t say enough good about Little Ray! We love him in our house!! As a mom, the story teaches me to let the children try things for themselves. And my children love the adventure. and I love how it teaches our children responsibility, good and bad choices, goals, and working hard. It’s really a wonderful book and one of our all-time favorites!!

  13. Little Ray Children’s Books

    August Arvin
    5.0 out of 5 stars Stepping outside your comfort zone!
    Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2012
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    The Amazing Flight of Little Ray is a precious little book that teaches children that it’s good to test your limitations, You never will know just what you can do if you try. It takes courage and determination but you may discover amazing new things you couldn’t even imagine and you will appreciate life more and be richer for the experience!

  14. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Bridgette
    5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting book for children and adults to share together!
    Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2012
    This is a lovely book for parents and children to share. It shows that with determination the seemingly impossible is possible. And how a parent wants to see their child grow, with the usual concerns that would come with that growth.

    I think anyone with children should share in this read. Older children can read on their own but it is definitely family oriented and should be shared and discussed. I think it generates questions that parents will be asked that will help them and their child understand the parent/child relationship. And how a parent can let a child explore, even with a bit of normal parental concern. The illustrations are beautiful also.

    I highly recommend this book for children of all ages. I am a grandmother and know I will share it with my grandchild!

  15. Little Ray Children’s Books

    juliajeh
    5.0 out of 5 stars Little Ray
    Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2013
    I just received this book and read it myself. So awesome. I going to add this to my summer curriculum with my daycare children. It will be great as it teaches children they can do anything. I’m so excited and can’t wait to share with the children.

  16. Little Ray Children’s Books

    coach
    5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for special needs
    Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2012
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    special needs children know they are capable of amazing things. Little Ray shows them the way to success, despite big and little challenges. I highly recommend this book.

  17. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars my son loves Little Ray for his bravery in this book!
    Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2013
    My son is 10. He really wanted to write this review himself! In his words he really liked Little Rays bravery in this story! He thought it was awesome that Little Ray found his own way to rescue himself from the Bird! He also wanted me to mention how cool Little Rays Mom was for allowing him to try new things! As for me I really liked the provided questions at the end of the story. We homeschool so it’s nice to have those provided for you. It’s good to know they comprehend what they are reading. These books are great teaching tool!

  18. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Michael T
    5.0 out of 5 stars Why can’t we all reach amazing heights or better yet, what if we flew?
    Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2013
    Why can’t we all reach amazing heights or better yet, what if we flew?

    That’s what Little Ray, V.R. Duin’s Star-Manta Ray, in this great-work planned to do: fly into the big blue above. While there is a lot one can say about ambition, and a lot of opportunities to say it, it’s done beautifully here- in simple words that even the youngest readers can enjoy … mayhap with a little help.

    With plenty of brilliant illustrations that compliment this book’s fluid verses, I am proud to have it in my collection and happy to share it with my family.

    This is one author to whom I would say: Keep doing what you are doing, this is truly a treasure.

  19. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Beverly Lynnt
    5.0 out of 5 stars Why Can’t I?
    Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2012
    What happens when a critter asks itself, “Why can’t I?” This is a great story for those of us who are parents, grandparents, or teachers of little ones who sometimes ask us, “Why can’t I?” One day, our friend, Little Ray does just that. He wants to do something more…he wants to fly like a bird. His wise but worried mother doesn’t say a thing as he sets out to try his “wings” over and over. She knows some lessons in life are best learned through experience. Then poor Little Ray has a mishap with the very creature he wants to emulate. But he has a secret that he knows will solve his problem and he escapes without injury. While he plunges down toward his wet and sandy home, he becomes so thankful for the safety of the shallows off the coast. But even in his relief to escape, he still wants to try his “wings” again…sometime.

    What can we learn from this whimsical story? It’s OK to try something new. It’s OK to fail and try again. It takes time and experience to learn what is realistic to aim for and what is not. Some of our experiences in life tell us what our limitations are. Others encourage us to take a risk and aim higher. And it’s up to us help our children find a balance between learning from experience and learning from the experience of others.

    I think children of pre-reading age will love this book read to them. The pictures are bright and cheerful and will help to draw them into the story.

  20. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Warren Brams
    5.0 out of 5 stars reach for the stars
    Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2013
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    This book was a present for a 6-year-old boy who loves animals. He loved the book. The book is beautifully illustrated and perfect for a young reader. I loved that it inspires a child to “reach for the stars”, a great inspiring life message for little ones.

  21. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Rod Ellis
    5.0 out of 5 stars Another great one!
    Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2013
    Little Ray rocks! This book is beautifully illustrated, fun to read, and teaches children great lessons about dreaming, creativity, persistence, and resourcefulness. There’s also a bit in there for parents about supporting their children’s dreams and trusting their growing capacities to deal with the “gulls” that inevitably fly their way. I highly recommend it for children AND parents!

  22. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Bridget A. Robertson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Dreams fulfilled and learning as we go!
    Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2013
    This is an excellent book. You follow a great dream of Little Ray. One that takes an unexpected turn. It offers s lesson through experience. And you are right with him all the time. Children will remember to try new things. They also will have the experience of knowing new things can become unexpected. Any child would relate and see how Little Ray handles himself. Children quickly can learn that they too, are capable of both trying and working through the ways to course correct. Young readers are actually exposed to this lesson in a fun and delightful way. Story telling is the most powerful gift to give a child. Even a child at heart. It is a story that will stay with me. Beautiful art accompanies this very lovely book.

  23. Little Ray Children’s Books

    HarriRomney
    5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely!
    Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2013
    What an absolutely wonderful rhyming story. Little Ray wishes that he could fly, but when he does get to fly, it is far from the way he had hoped it would be. My daughter and I read this together, and we both felt for little ray’s predicament… Thrilled the book had a great ending too! Lovely pictures, lovely story, well done to the author.

  24. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Oceangurl
    5.0 out of 5 stars Little Ray is a family favorite!
    Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2013
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    The Amazing Flight of Little Ray is such a well written and beautifully illustrated book. It is just as enjoyable for my husband and I to read as it is for my children. My 5-year old son is autistic and it can be challenging to hold his interest long enough to get through a book from start to end, but not so with Little Ray. He loves this book – he engages, asks questions, and I am able to get him to discuss what was read afterwards. After we finish up with Little Ray, he asks for more, so we have added more of V.R. Duin’s books to his night time reading routine and he loves them all. He usually falls asleep by the third one, he has a hard time transitioning to bedtime and falling asleep so the fact that his interest is held for that many books in a row and eases him to sleep says something! Great book from a great author … fun, educational, inspiring, keep them coming!

  25. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Sherrel Israelson
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Amazing Flight Of Little Ray.
    Reviewed in the United States on December 16, 2013
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    I just received my copy of The Amazing Flight Of Little Ray and I can’t say enough good things about it. It is a colorful and well written book that teaches little boys and girls that they can achieve their dreams if they just try. Success can only be achieved with perseverance. There is lesson to be learned in every one of V. R. Duin’s books. They are delightful and I am looking forward to Little Ray’s next adventure! I’d recommend them to anyone who has little ones!

  26. Little Ray Children’s Books

    bookwriter
    5.0 out of 5 stars Daring, fear, courage, and wisdom
    Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2014
    The Amazing Flight of Little Ray is exuberant in its pictures and story of a sting ray that leaves the sea for the air, however briefly! The story combines silliness, courage, and wisdom in ways that should appeal to young readers or children being read to, as the book offers several teachable moments! Fun book.

  27. Little Ray Children’s Books

    David Urieta
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written book with amazing illustrations.
    Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2014
    “He saw birds colored brown, white and gray. Rays are colored very much the same way!” V. R. Duin’s book brings a great smile to my face. The book is a great addition to anyone’s book collection! My niece loves it!

  28. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Aubry
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2014
    I really enjoyed reading Little Ray! A very inspiring story on exceeding expectations. Great read for kids!

  29. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Richard L. Raucci
    5.0 out of 5 stars my 8-year-old great-nephew loves stories like this since he lives near the ocean
    Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2014
    my 8-year-old great-nephew loves stories like this since he lives near the ocean. We look forward to receiving the other book in this series!

  30. Little Ray Children’s Books

    indira“
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2014
    This book should give many children courage to follow their dreams. Kudos to the author.

  31. Little Ray Children’s Books

    jupkimo
    5.0 out of 5 stars.
    Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2014
    This one is a keeper. Sure to be a favorite of kids of all ages (it is mine). Whimsical Ray can inspire dreamers and be a model of persistence. V.R. Duin scores another one.

  32. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Zar
    5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book series
    Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2014
    Awesome wholesome reading. Thank you for caring about a child’s imagination. The lyrics and pictures are so peaceful and happy.
    Please keep writing and reaching out to our precious children.

  33. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Rosa E Zambrano
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Reviewed in the United States on March 19, 2015
    The rhymes in this book are helping me learn the proper pronunciation of new words in english. It is also more fun to read than a lesson book.

  34. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Leonel Lopez
    5.0 out of 5 stars Little Ray shows us that we can operate far above …
    Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2015
    Little Ray shows us that we can operate far above our element so long as we believe and work for this.

  35. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Kindle Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cute, Good message about trying and following your dreams!
    Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2016
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    Cute story. A very good message about trying and following your dreams. Also, how to think your way out of a problem.

  36. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Dawn Menge
    4.0 out of 5 stars Can he fly?
    Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2016
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    Little Ray was seeking new adventures and wanted to try something new. He soon found himself in a predicament and found a new way to solve his problems.
    My students and grandchildren enjoyed Little Ray’s adventures. The colorful illustrations kept their attention and the Rhyming created a reading flow which encouraged them to turn the pages. I’m looking forward to his next adventures.

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    DD
    Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2018
    For my nephew: he loved it. Great book!

  38. Little Ray Children’s Books

    DN_NY
    5.0 out of 5 stars Book
    Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2019
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    A great book for toddlers.

  39. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Professor
    5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Book
    Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2021
    This is the book of choice of my young nieces and nephews and they ask for it regularly. I have read it so often, I know much of it by heart. Thankfully, it is a great book and one I enjoy reading and watching their faces light up with excitement. They love the storyline about Little Ray and the great graphics. I give this book two thumbs up.

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