- Age Range: 4 - 7 years
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 1st edition (May 15, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805049525
- ISBN-13: 978-0805049527
- Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,203,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Air Show Hardcover – May 15, 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
"Cougars howl.../ Panthers prowl.../ Camels loop.../ Mosquitos swoop..." not in nature, but in Air Show by Anastasia Suen, illus. by Cecco Mariniello. The "cougar" is a Grumman F9F Cougar (1951) and the "camel" is a Sopwith Camel (1916). Next to each historic airplane in flight, a clear diagram appears with a top, side and front view. Sure to please airplane fans, the volume includes "Air Show Stats" and "Famous Firsts in Flight."
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Ages 3-6. This book of few words opens on an airfield, with a crowd of people craning their heads skyward. On the double-page spreads that follow, historic planes are introduced as they appear in the air show, rising above the crowd, sometimes flying in formation, sometimes doing stunts. Each plane has an animal name, and the short text makes reference to it; for instance, "Eagles fly" is a reference to the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and "Mosquitoes swoop," an allusion to the De Havilland Mosquito. Besides the attractive watercolor paintings showing the air show scenes, related pictures offer precisely drawn renderings of each plane from three views: front, side, and overhead. The story ends with a child taking a ride in a vintage plane. The last two spreads offer numerical data (wingspan, length, and height) for the planes mentioned and a time line of famous firsts in flight. Just right for young children enthralled by airplanes or air shows. Carolyn Phelan
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