PreS-Gr. 1. This companion to I Love Trains!
(2000) evokes a young boy's passion for planes of all kinds--from gliders to dive-bombers. Relayed in first person, the short text, which sometimes rhymes, reveals the places the narrator wants to go and the things he wants to do, such as "float to the moon in a big balloon." "Most of all," he concludes, "I want to fly to where stars twinkle in the sky . . and visit Mom," who is pictured in a space station. The simplicity of the child's words is well matched by the colorful, uncluttered images, outlined in black, which call up work by Byron Barton and Charles Schulz. Endpapers front and back, each different, buzz with plane references and a few facts. This is a high-flying treat for children already fascinated with planes; its appealing jacket and clean design will attract others to the thrill of being airborne, too. Julie CumminsCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
“Young flight enthusiasts will soon be taking off on solo reading jaunts.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“A high-flying treat” (Booklist)