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The book

Kevin the cardinal is a bird with bright red feathers. And he is nervous as today is the day – he is leaving the nest. What will Kevin discover during his first flight? And will he make it back? To find out, take off on an adventure with Kevin, a cardinal with courage in Kevin’s First Flight. The perfect present for a child anytime, but especially for baby showers, birthdays, and the first day of school. Children will be chirping praise on this picture book.

Fun rhymes, delightful drawings, and beautiful watercolor pictures tell the story of Kevin’s First Flight written by Noah Emery and illustrated by Lindsay Cocquit.


The author

Noah was born and raised in Knoxville, Illinois. He graduated from Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois where he majored in political science.  In his professional life, Noah has worked in higher education administering financial aid since 2011. Kevin’s First Flight is his debut children’s book. Noah, and his wife Katie, live in Hamilton, Ohio. They have a young son and daughter and two golden retrievers.


The illustrator 

Lindsay was born and raised in Burlington, IA. She attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois where she graduated with a degree in art and education. She is currently a high school art teacher. She also works with Art at the Bodega, an art studio in Washington, Illinois. Lindsay and her family live in Peoria, Illinois. Explore her artwork and handmade home decor on her Etsy Page.