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Airport Library Binding – March 17, 1982
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From the Back Cover
and in cars
people come to the airport.
They come to fly ...
From the excitement of
arrival to the wonder that is
taking off -- a picture book
that captures in joyous and
powerful images all the
magic of an airport.
Top Customer Reviews
This would be a great book to read to a child who is preparing to travel by airplane. It would be great preparation to understand all that goes into preparing the plane, what is happening as the people are waiting to board, etc. It would also be a great book to take on the flight as entertainment, especially since it is a thin paperback and lightweight.
Lots of people are in the airport and are of all ages and races.
Barton also has a board book about planes which depicts different kinds of airplanes, titled "Planes". "Airport" focuses just on jet passenger airplanes and the airport itself. If you enjoy this book I recommend Barton's other books as well.
My baby loves this book, he must love the illustrations. My four year old loves the book for the content. We are frequent airplane travelers and we have made air travel an adventure, always discussing all that goes on and intentionally making it a real fun experience. It has been successful so far because we don't experience air travel stress with either of our children. Both look at a trip to the airport as an adventure in and of itself. This book gives us more opportunities to discuss flying when we are at home, in between trips.
This is the only children's book I have ever seen that discusses airports and what goes on there.
Great, a must have!
It has large, beautiful pictures. My son really enjoys the illustrations and he's happy to help me narrate what's happening in the images. Unfortunately, the text of the book leaves much to be desired - it's extremely Spartan with no real rhythm to it. The way that they chose to split up the text on the pages is odd, too. My son's memorized a few of his funner books, and I don't think this is going to be one of them. It's just not fun to recite.
The content covers arriving at the airport, waiting in the waiting room, loading the plane with luggage, boarding, and take off. Because it's an older book, there's no mention of the modern, unfortunate reality of security checkpoints. I'd like to familiarize my son with the process before we go through so he doesn't find it as daunting, but this is not the book to make that happen. A couple of extra pages at the end that modeled sitting patiently through the flight and the landing process might have been nice, too.
As it is, the book doesn't serve well as preparation for young flyers, nor does it serve as an engaging story. The only real appeal is how large and colorful the images are. My son likes it, but we'll have to look elsewhere for ways to help him prepare for his upcoming trip.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this for my 3 year old before his 1st plane ride and he LOVED it! We read it non-stop for a week leading up to our trip and have continued reading it after the trip. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R. Weaver
One of many of my son's books that we read on almost a daily basis.Published 4 months ago by Truong
Daughter loves it. Memorized it and used to rattle it off for fun when playing alone. I love the book too! She loves planes and the airport because of it!Published 4 months ago by HNR
Purchased for my young son and another for a friend's son before we all flew together, it was a very good book to help them understand airports and plans.Published 5 months ago by molly
I'm a flight attendant and my son loved this book and how it all works.Published 7 months ago by Amber
I purchased this book for my one year old prior to her first flight. She really enjoyed the illustrations and pointing at all the people (especially the cowboy). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Brian