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Planes Board Book Board book – April 18, 1998


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Product Details

  • Board book: 34 pages
  • Publisher: HarperFestival (April 18, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0694011665
  • ISBN-13: 978-0694011667
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

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.

Copyright 1986 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Children explore the many ways we use airplanes, from seaplanes to crop dusters to planes that write messages in the sky. This very simple picture book about transportation 'will delight the youngest, and have enough meat for older preschoolers and beginning readers.' -- K.


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My 15 month old son loves this book.
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I love the simple pictures and straightforward text this book provides.
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This book is read many times and is holding up well.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By ChristineMM TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 5, 2001
Format: Board book
We have the board book version and thank goodness! This book is read many times and is holding up well. Any baby or younger child who likes airplanes will love this book. It would also be helpful to read to children who are getting ready to take an airplane flight.
Cartoonish and simple drawings with thick black outlines and pretty bold colors. Text is very simple "this is a jet plane with people inside". Very simple wording yet NOT annoying. Quick to read through and then my son asks for it over and over and honestly, I don't mind the repetition for this book (unlike some other books we own....) At 3 years old he now has it memorized and sits and "reads" it to himself over and over. My baby also likes this book and carries it all over the house and "reads" it to himself with babbling baby talk.
I can't wait to buy more of this author's books and wish they were all available in board book format as this one gets a lot of use in our home.
I have not seen other books about planes in board book format that are appropriate for baby through the preschool ages, making this is a unique book.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on November 11, 2001
Format: Board book
Byron Barton's "Planes" is a fun and educational book for beginning readers. In it the author/illustrator depicts a jet plane, seaplane, crop duster, helicopter, and other aviation phenomena. A sample of the easy-to-read text: "This is a jet plane with people inside."
The illustrations are basically simplified line drawings enhanced with bright, solid colors. Barton brings a distinctive stylistic flair to this approach. A nice touch is that Barton depicts people of various colors and ethnic appearances. Overall, a good choice for small children.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By H. Barrett on December 6, 2003
Format: Board book
When we took our 1-year-old across the country via air, we wanted to prepare him for the experience of riding in an airplane. I sought out a book to show him pictures and came across this simple yet substantial book.
Before we took our trip, I was able to show him the pictures of planes similar to what we'd be flying in. When we were waiting on the plane, he was able to "read" his Plane book and see pictures of all the activity that was happening just outside his window. As we flew, the book entertained him with its colorful illustrations and many details.
This is definitely a favorite to my toddler, who now at almost two adores planes and has flown 6 times in the last 3 months. It has been taken across the country and back and has stood up well, with only a few indications that it is a well-loved book.
I've seen no other book like this, and highly recommend it to anyone preparing their child for travel.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 2000
Format: Board book
This book is an excellent selection for young plane spotters,toddlers going on a plane trip, or who have parents who take planetrips. The bold, colorful yet simple graphics captivate my son's attention, and give us many things to talk about on each page. He started enjoying this book at 15 months, and by 18 months could pick out several things at the airport that he had seen in the book. We use the book to talk about what happens when daddy goes away on a plane. The diversity (gender, age and ethnicity) of travelers illustrated makes it easy for my son to pick out "daddy" in several of the pictures, thus making the process of daddy's disappearance on a business trip a little more understandable. The book fits easier into our carry-on bags for our plane trips. The pages are easier handled by an 18 month old, and hold up well under various spillages that inevitably happen with a favorite book. Based on my son's enthusiatic enjoyment of this title, I am ordering several other Byron Barton books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Hazel Berger on March 1, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Planes is perfect for the toddler learning new words. Barton takes us on and off planes and illustrates different uses for airplanes, like crop dusting. There are even boats and trucks pictured in this story to add to the learning experience. This book is a simplified version of Barton's Airport book. It is small enough for little hands and great for traveling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jane Armstrong on July 5, 2005
Format: Board book
This book is fantastic in its simplicity, but under the short phrases and light graphics, there is a lot of detail. Not only is there a wonderfully diverse cast of characters, but the book starts and ends with the plane in the air. Normally, books have the plane taking off at the beginning and landing at the end, but this thoughtful touch by Byron allows the reader to imagine the plane "living" in the air, as they seem to do, with only brief stops on the ground.

When we first looked at this book in the store, it stuck in our minds after we went home and for several weeks afterward. We finally went back and bought it, and we think that we like it even more than our son does. We are not going to mind reading this one over and over.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2001
Format: Board book
My baby loves this - he's 21 months - be brings it to me all the time to read. Nice illustrations.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 1, 2007
Format: Board book
My son has had this book since he was two and it was his favorite until he discovered longer stories. He had memorized most of this book. The pictures are bright and lovely, and the sequence is perfect. Highly recommend this for a toddler!
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