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From School Library Journal

PreS-K-Lyon takes off to the sky with this exuberant book. Jaunty, bouncing-off-the-tongue rhyming text names aircraft parts, lists different kinds of planes, and describes passenger air-travel experiences, repeating the upbeat refrain, "Planes fly!" throughout. Wiggins's retro-style illustrations amplify the cheerful tone with bright, bold colors and strong, streamlined images. A wonderfully diverse cast of passengers in the aerobus includes a nervous little girl and a little boy. Everything radiates excitement, safety, and competence-even the ominous thunder clouds part for a plane's passage. A reassuring rundown of events that happen between buckling the seatbelt and touching down for landing (including a snack and a nap) makes this title helpful to those new to flying, but it just might fly off the shelves where transportation books are in high demand.-Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NYα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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*Starred Review* From the opening sky-blue endpapers, showing the looping paths of paper airplanes launched by silhouetted children, to the concluding endpapers, in which a variety of planes trace similar looping patterns in the sky, this beautifully designed picture book focuses on flight. After introducing many types of aircraft, their purposes, and some of their features, it brings the viewer on board for the experience of flying in a passenger plane. Lyon’s rhyming text includes staccato lines that name types of flying machines and communicate the experience of flight, alongside original, childlike phrases, such as “Hand-built gliders / take-you-for-a-riders. / Big air buses / room-for-all-of-us-es.” The text leaves plenty of room for illustration, and Wiggins takes full advantage of it in a series of striking images depicting planes in flight, airplane and airport personnel, and a diverse group of passengers. The digital illustrations include a variety of lovely textured effects suggesting light, shadow, and movement. Color is used for beauty and dramatic effect in some scenes, for warmth or definition in others, and in one double-page spread, to create a modern landscape of farmland and mountains as viewed from the air. Children intrigued by flight will enjoy every page of this dynamic picture book. Preschool-Grade 2. --Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442450258
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442450257
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,171 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

George Ella Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages, and her poem, "Where I'm From," has been used as a model by teachers around the world. Recent titles include She Let Herself Go (poems) and the following picture books: "Which Side Are You On?" The Story of a Song, and All the Water in the World (both CCBC Choices), The Pirate of Kindergarten (Schneider Award) and You and Me and Home Sweet Home (Jane Addams Honor). Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon works as a freelance writer and teacher based in Lexington, where she lives with her husband, writer and musician Steve Lyon. They have two grown sons.

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My son (21 mo) loves planes - and lately loves this book.
sunshine
I like this cute a little bit old-fashioned style of illustrations, beautiful colors, nice rhythm and great opportunity for kids to expand their vocabulary.
Julia
This is a great book for kids who loves planes and are preparing to fly.
Amy Franco

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By E. F. Porter on September 24, 2013
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Got this to read to a three year old before she took her first flight. Last part of book was what I really was looking for as it told about getting on the plane, looking out at the sky, etc. First half of book was about different types of planes and the parts of an airplane. Good but not exactly what I wanted at that time.
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My son (21 mo) loves planes - and lately loves this book. He keeps asking for it again and again - great to keep him distracted during meal time!
The illustrations are neat too --- highly recommend this.
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The book was very enjoyable to read at all levels. My husband thoroughly enjoyed reading to our 2 grandkids.
Would highly recommend if your kids love planes.
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By Marres on December 23, 2013
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My son (3) loves this book and the illustration. It is a book he often goes back to read at bedtime.I can see him reading this book on his own when he is older.
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