ea. vol: illus. by author. unpaged. CIP. Crowell. May 1986. PSm $3.50; PLB $7.89. PreS-Gr 1Simple books describing four distinct modes of transportation. In each volume, different types of each vehicle are presented (rowboats, tug boats, fireboats, etc.) as well as some of the usual scenes surrounding each (e.g., workers checking a passenger plane). Brightly colored illustrations outlined in heavy black convey a bold and simple first impression, yet they portray a good number of accurate de tails that preschoolers find so fascinat ing. The people shown are Barton's charming generic representations, dif ferentiated largely by clothing, skin and hair color. The repetitive nature of the minimal text (``here is the ship. . . ; here are the people. . . ; here comes a sailboat''), is choppy and results in some monotony, but such construc tions do make the series valuable for beginning readers. These books are vi sual stand-outs in any toddler, pre school or beginning reader collec tion.Linda Wicher, Lincolnwood Public Library, Ill.
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I bought this book for my son to hep prepare him for an airplane trip we were taking. He loves the book and the pictures are good.Published 24 days ago by happy shopper
Our little boy loves this book! We read it every day! It's simple and the colors are great! My husband is a Pilot so this book is perfect for our little boy!Published 1 month ago by Christie
I read to my kids every night. We get books from the library, friends, and family. Some of them are so long and complex, that my kids loose interest or I start to paraphrase in the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by T4Volt
I got this book for my daughter's first plane ride. She had just turned 1. We use it now every time a plane trip is coming up to get her prepared and ready for the experience.Published 2 months ago by Natalea Lent
This is my 18 month old grandson's favorite book! Good pictures, great colors. I recommend it for any young kids.Published 3 months ago by patmeis
This book is just plain fun for parents and young children who are interested in airplanes. The narrative ties together several aspects of airplanes using an airliner's trip as the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BPM
Bought this used was in great condition and my boys love it !! It has great pictures that they love to look atPublished 4 months ago by Brittany
My son loved this book. He is around 2 years old and is into airplanes. I think I can cite the entire book without looking at now!Published 5 months ago by Joe