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Airplane Flight!: A Lift-the-Flap Adventure Board book – September 8, 2009
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Ana Martin Larrañaga lives with her family in Germany. She doesn't have a dog or a goat but is always thinking of getting one (maybe because her eldest son asks for one of each constantly). She is the illustrator of more than 60 children's books.
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"Cleared for takeoff" and off it speeds down the runway and up, up, up into the sky. Captain Bright and Copilot Snow are hard at work in the cockpit. She spots a puffy storm cloud ahead and points it out to him. "Uh-oh! Storm clouds up ahead! / The radar screen is flashing red! / Lightning, wind, and driving rain / make it hard to fly the plane!" The lightning begins to flash as the storm starts to roll across the sky. Can they make it to their destination or will they have to turn the plane around?
This is a marvelous little lift-the-flap book that any plane lover will go wild over. Mind you, this is not your average board book. Most board books are meant for tiny hands, but this little aeronautic adventure book, which measures a full 8" x 10" when fully opened, can be spread across a lap for a shared reading experience. The book itself is quite sturdy and what you will find behind the flaps will amaze you. For example, when the plane is shown racing down the runway, you can flip the flap and you can see it rising in the sky. The rhyming sequence is perfect and the slightly retro artwork is simply adorable. This is a going on a trip, getting ready to go to bed, a story time, or any time book that you're going to love!
During our trip we talked a lot about planes and pilots and suitcases and being up in the sky... and it seemed like the words were familiar to him because of having read the book so often before we left. Now that we're home he REALLY enjoys the book even more that he has seen airplanes first-hand and knows what we're talking about. He picks this book out himself (out of a whole shelf full of his books) at least 2 or 3 times a week lately. He points at the pictures of the planes and I ask, "Remember when we rode in an airplane, up in the sky?" He will smile, nod, and say "Yeah." in his little way that he does. It's really sweet.
I read an earlier review about this book being boring for older kids, and I could see how that might be the case. It is pretty simple and is probably best for littler kids who are just learning words. However, the story itself is smartly written, lyrical and rhyming. I think I would've liked it as a kid even though it is easy and predictable. It's still a fun little book!
Lots of potential here for talking about how it all works... not just the plane itself, but the flight system: pilots, ground crew, airports, luggage, radar and weather, etc. Boring is as boring does. I think you could do a lot with this book.
Definitely worth the $7!
I was hoping this book would also show pictures of what passengers do during a flight, for example: eating lunch, watching TV, talking to each other, stewardesses helping to place luggage..etc. Unfortunately this book only shows the plane from outside, and two pictures are of the pilot's cabin. There are no pictures of inside the plane. Very disappointing. The flaps also don't reveal anything interesting: lights off then on, birds sitting then flying off, cloud which opens up to a storm cloud with lightning arrows (scary to a toddler), plane departing, and plane landing.
The illustrations and colors used throughout the book are cute, however. The book also has good quality glossy sturdy pages, and the flaps are of interesting shapes and sizes.
Still, they could have done so much better with this theme. If I saw this book in a physical bookstore, I wouldn't buy it because it doesn't show a good variety of actions and is boring.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
disappointing story, hard to pull flaps ... also not resistant. very few pagesPublished 2 days ago by jp
Super cute book. Love the flow, informative for kids, cute graphics and love the plane shape of the book. My 2 year old son who loves planes loves this book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon customer
Neither I nor my husband are huge fans of this one. For one thing, I had hoped for content more relevant to teaching my daughter about the process of the airport/flight as it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Greenss
I bought this before a trip to Disneyworld. It was one of several books and toys I carried on the plane to keep my 18 month old grandson occupied. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ocmd
Book is great but arrived beat up with creases and dents and frayed edges.Published 1 month ago by T Wilsey
Normally I don't review my toddler's books, but this one is a new kind of awful. We got this for my son's first airplane ride. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Outdoor Guide
The book is backwards! You open the book and it's upside down ... like you have to start from the back. Are they all like this? Weird!Published 2 months ago by B. Harder
My two year old loves airplanes so I thought he would love this book. So far it hasn't really kept his attention and he rarely asks for us to read it too him. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shannon
My son loves everything about airplanes, but he only sort of likes this book.Published 3 months ago by Sara