PreS Up A flight from daylight into night in a propeller-driven airplane begins with white planes on the light blue front endpapers and ends with black planes on the darker blue concluding endpapers. The three or four (or fewer) large, bold, sans serif words per double-page spread are mostly redundant because Crews' simple and direct way of designing his planes, buildings, and landscapes create forceful narrative qualities. He treats all of his man-made objects as if they were children's toy blocks, relying on shadows to enhance their abstract and geometric shapes. Clouds and foliage are more organically treated, using airbrush and stencils to produce undulating patterns that contrast effectively with the harder-edge vehicles. The pictures tell a comforting story of a flight and make flying a form of aesthetic experience. Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus
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Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Books Freight Train and Truck. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York's Hudson River Valley.
Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, Tren de carga (Freight Train) y School Bus. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York.
Wonderful book about airplanes and flight. Toddlers enjoy looking at the pages on their own and ask adults to read the book to them.Published 6 months ago by Michelle Robinson
I read this over and over to my grandchild. My grandson loves this book and makes meaning of the language and context. Wonderfully illustrated.Published 19 months ago by cj
Our son (1-1/2 yrs.) loves, loves, loves this book - although he is big into planes anyway. Only a few words in the book (Boarding, Taxiing, etc. Read morePublished on July 19, 2013 by Rory
Combine this book and Airport by Byron Barton and your 2 year old will be set for an airplane ride to Nana's house! Simple with nice clean illustrations. Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by N. Cohen
Great book--we used it to prepare our toddler for her first plane trip. It is one of her favorites, though I'm not sure she really got the connection while we were flying:). Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by Darcy Penrod
Even if this book didn't have any text it would still be a great children's book. Donald Crews is one of the best children's book illustrators ever! Read morePublished on May 16, 2009 by mrgrinch09