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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 580L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Michael di Capua Books (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545213428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545213424
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,758 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1–When Jack receives a toy pilot and an airplane kit for Christmas, he plays with them all year long, until an autumn storm blows Captain Sky Blue into the ocean. After an encounter with a whale and an iceberg, Sky finds himself back in Santa's headquarters. Helping the big man pilot his sleigh through fierce weather, he is finally reunited with Jack on Christmas morning. Yes, the plot is a bit choppy (that transition from ocean floor to Santa's toy factory, for instance) and underdeveloped, but the energetic text is full of colorful pilot terminology (“spooled up” for excited), and the large pages highlight Egielski's usual clean and colorful illustrations. Not an essential purchase, but fine for kids who are wired for action.Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library
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On Christmas morning, Jack meets his “best toy pal,” Captain Sky Blue, a pilot figurine who springs from his box and salutes his new friend. Together, Jack and Sky build a plane from a kit and send Sky on aerial missions. Then lightning destroys the little aircraft, and Sky parachutes away but is blown far from home. Egielski’s action-packed artwork hits its full, fantastical stride in the subsequent scenes, which follow Sky deep into the ocean, where he explores both a whale’s belly and a submarine, until a magic elevator sends him straight into the dry haven of Santa’s workshop. After repackaging himself as a gift for Jack, Sky faces one more perilous flight: he helps Santa steer his sleigh through a driving storm safely to Jack’s house, where the friends joyfully reunite. Piling scenes on with the rapid-fire, “and-then-and-then” rhythm of a young child telling a story, this gleefully silly adventure tale, filled with pilotspeak (“Check six!” “Throttle back!”), all defined in a glossary, will easily please fans of Mini Grey’s Traction Man books. Preschool-Grade 1. --Gillian Engberg

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By de on September 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
What fun! Another wonderful adventure story by Richard Egielski! Captain Sky Blue gets two thumbs up!
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By Amazon Customer on September 15, 2012
Format: Hardcover
My 3 year old son loves this book and so do my 5 year old daughters. They sneak Sky's pilot phrases into their play, "Mayday Mayday!" "Time for a nylon letdown." It is pretty adorable. The illustrations are engaging and the story is a lot of fun. I've read this book about 30 times in 2 weeks...I think it's a keeper!
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Format: Hardcover
Richard Egielski's CAPTAIN SKY BLUE tells of what happens when Santa brings Jack his best toy pal Captain Sky Blue, who always speaks in pilot lingo - until a thunderstorm separates the friends. Sky's search for the road home takes him into the sea and around the world until he finds an unusual road back.
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By Achoo on November 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover
My son loves, loves, loves this book. We checked it out from the library and now he has to own it. In fact, as he's looking at the picture on the screen right now, he's saying, "Roger-Wilco!"
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Little Missy on November 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Nobody in our family, including my 5 year old, liked this book. Although in one of the first few pages it tells you what some of the "pilot talk" means, he thought it was so confusing and weird. And so did I! If we didn't know what a word meant (such as "catshot" or "gomer"), it meant we had to turn back to the "pilot talk" page to figure out what it meant. Which took away from the storyline- by the time we found the word and turned back to the page, my 5 year old had lost interest. And their are a ton of "pilot talk" words! Confusing and frustrating. Not worth the money- thankfully we got this book for 1/2 off at our grocery store. Might be good for some people, but not us.
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