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- ASIN : B01CWAJEPC
- Publisher : Atlas Publishing; 1st edition (March 10, 2016)
- Publication date : March 10, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 4811 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 36 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #19,080 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I believe all children want to fly. Indeed, I remember myself as a child, lying on my back in our yard, watching planes fly by and wonder where they were going.
This book tells Benny, the plane's, story. Benny gets built to serve in the war. When the war is over he "loses his job."
Most hilariously, "...The other planes had also lost their jobs..." but Benny gets acquired to work in a circus, until the circus shuts down and Benny is out of work - again.
Next, Benny gets purchased to fly "over little towns all over the world. He dropped toys and food from the sky."I have to assume that Benny "is working for a charitable organization.
This part of the story is not too well defined. It's a great opportunity for children to learn how charitable organizations work (if that's what it is), or maybe the plane was used for disaster relief activities. We don't know.
This book is unique because even though it is a children's book it uses real pictures of real early planes to illustrate the story. The author also delivers an appendix naming the names and giving details about what situation the pictures illustrate.
Nice effort, especially the effort to humanize the planes (as well as the appendix) - 3 stars,
Gisela Hausmann, author & blogger
Benny begins his life as a fighter plane whose career saw many pilots. After the war, he finds himself in an airfield full of obsolete planes until a man comes alone and repurposes Benny to fly in a carnival. When the carnival closes, Benny returns to the field of abandoned planes until a woman refurbishes Benny as a plane that drops toys and foods to people in need.
Benny is personified; he experiences a wide gamut of emotions. Young airplane enthusiasts will enjoy the pictures but may be confused by the emotions. I think I would have liked to see more fictional elements included in the story. I would recommend the book especially for airplane enthusiasts in the six to eight age range.
Benny was built for use in the war. When the war ended, he lost his job. He went to work for a carnival. It shut down and he was back in the field stored with other unused planes. Then he delivered toys and food for children and loved his job.
This is recommended for very young readers and uses monosyllabic words.
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