- Publisher: Unknown (1998)
- ASIN: B002E9QMKC
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,878,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Planes Board Book
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Cartoonish and simple drawings with thick black outlines and pretty bold colors. Text is very simple "this is a jet plane with people inside". Very simple wording yet NOT annoying. Quick to read through and then my son asks for it over and over and honestly, I don't mind the repetition for this book (unlike some other books we own....) At 3 years old he now has it memorized and sits and "reads" it to himself over and over. My baby also likes this book and carries it all over the house and "reads" it to himself with babbling baby talk.
I can't wait to buy more of this author's books and wish they were all available in board book format as this one gets a lot of use in our home.
I have not seen other books about planes in board book format that are appropriate for baby through the preschool ages, making this is a unique book.
The illustrations are basically simplified line drawings enhanced with bright, solid colors. Barton brings a distinctive stylistic flair to this approach. A nice touch is that Barton depicts people of various colors and ethnic appearances. Overall, a good choice for small children.
Before we took our trip, I was able to show him the pictures of planes similar to what we'd be flying in. When we were waiting on the plane, he was able to "read" his Plane book and see pictures of all the activity that was happening just outside his window. As we flew, the book entertained him with its colorful illustrations and many details.
This is definitely a favorite to my toddler, who now at almost two adores planes and has flown 6 times in the last 3 months. It has been taken across the country and back and has stood up well, with only a few indications that it is a well-loved book.
I've seen no other book like this, and highly recommend it to anyone preparing their child for travel.
When we first looked at this book in the store, it stuck in our minds after we went home and for several weeks afterward. We finally went back and bought it, and we think that we like it even more than our son does. We are not going to mind reading this one over and over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I typically don't take the time to write a review, but I was so disappointed with this product, I want to make sure that someone else doesn't make the same mistake I did. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Cara P.
Wonderful book to go along with the "green toy" plane. My oldest grandson loves airplanes.Published 13 days ago by Connie Moll
Very basic book with no story line, just explanations of kind of boring pictures. Not what I was expecting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Henry
Cute book to read to infant/ toddlers when traveling by plane!Published 2 months ago by Karen Lepke