The Wing On A Flea

The Wing On A Flea is the very first book Ed Emberley wrote and illustrated, first published in 1962. 

A story about a child who sees that everything in the world, from mountains to treasure maps, is made up of shapes.“A triangle is / The wing on a flea / And the beak on a bird / If you’ll just look and see,” he describes, on one page. The book encouraged readers to look at the world creatively, as a sum of shapes and colours.

Upon its release, The Wing On A Flea was named one of the New York Times’ 10 best illustrated books of the year and was an ALA Notable Book. AMMO was delighted to reissue this classic Emberley title to a new generation of children in 2015.

Title: The Wing On A Flea
Published: 2015
Author: Ed Emberley