Two adorable stuffed puppies take off in a toy airplane. A pefectly scanned rhyme scheme recounts their adventure as they go up in the air, around the house, over Dad’s head (“Watch out for the mountaintop”), through a patch of fog (steam from the kettle), and, finally, help a couple of pals whose toy train is stuck. This pithy picture book's art is as appealing as its text. Everything has dimension, from the mottled backgrounds and the toy plane and train that look as though they were carved from wood to the dogs, who seem sturdy yet squishable. The book has the right elements for very young children: a story short enough to hold their attention, imaginative wordplay, and pictures that will allow them to imagine their own toys come to life. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ilene Cooper
Michelle Meadows is the author of Itsy Bitsy Baby Mouse, Traffic Pups, Pilot Pups, Piggies in the Kitchen, Piggies in Pajamas, Hibernation Station, and The Way the Storm Stops. She lives in Silver Springs, Maryland.
Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including By the Dawn’s Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner by Steven Kroll, which was named an ABA Kids’ Pick of the Lists and a Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; A Quiet Place by Douglas Wood; and Sailor Boy Jig by Margaret Wise Brown. He has also authored several picture books, including With a Little Help from Daddy and A Special Day for Mommy. Dan lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.
Everyone can chime in 'its Pilot pups' at that portion of the story. And we all do. Its a great make believe story about rescue. Read morePublished 18 months ago by InPursuitofGentleWholeness
Bought this for my son since his dad is a pilot. Very cute book and makes a great gift. He is 4 now and it doesn't hold his interest.Published on June 27, 2013 by Brandi Coble
My grand daughter loves planes and puppies so this was GREAT! This book is inspirational by giving children the hopes to be anything they can dream of.Published on February 2, 2013 by Eva M. Gardner
What's more for a toddler to love than airplanes and a train? I checked this book out from the library and decided to buy it after we kept renewing it over and over. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by sarah
My 2 year old loves this book. I read him this everyday before nap and before bed (so twice a day). It's a nice soothing rhyming text with great pictures and not too long. Read morePublished on December 19, 2011 by R. Houghton