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My First Airplane Ride Paperback – July 23, 2013
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PreSchool-Grade 1—Accompanied by his mom and dad, a little boy takes his first airplane trip. After packing and then driving to the airport, the family picks up boarding passes, goes through security, finds their gate, and walks the Jetway. Once aboard the aircraft, the child snuggles into his seat. Following the flight attendant's safety briefing, the plane soars into the sky, "LIFTING! Whooshing! CRUISING! Soaring!/SHUDDERING! Shaking! RUMBLING! Roaring!" When it lands, Grandma greets her grandchild with open arms. The concise plot nicely portrays what children can expect on an airline flight. Inclusion of the security checkpoint updates this picture book from others about first flights. Noticeable details in Speir's acrylic spreads include a small toy airplane on the boy's dresser, an airplane-patterned backpack, and two cuddly teddy bears. A quick read-aloud, this picture book would fit in with aircraft-themed storytimes and is a worthy choice to share with children new to air travel.—Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH
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Short, rhyming phrases record the events as a boy takes his first plane ride. Every incident along the way is chronicled here: packing, driving to the airport, getting boarding passes, going through security in stocking feet, waiting at the gate, etc. Though the double-page pictures are simple, the level of detail is well calibrated to the target audience. For example, one of Speir’s acrylic paintings shows the family passing through the security area, an experience that may seem odd or invasive to young passengers. The illustration offers parents an opportunity to discuss details such as the metal-detecting gateway that passengers walk through, the tabletop where the family’s carry-on bags (and teddy bear) await x-raying, and the electronic wand held near the boy’s shirt by a security agent. Colorful and reassuring, this picture book is a good, practical choice for pre-travel reading. Preschool-Grade 1. --Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Flyer. We also brought it on the plane. Worked like a charm. Highly recommend.