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Publisher Comments:

andlt;Bandgt;From the author of andlt;I andgt;Trucks Roll!andlt;/Iandgt;, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Worldand#8217;s mighty bigandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;but thereand#8217;s just one skyandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;and itand#8217;s yours to travel.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Planes fly!andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Take to the skies with this fun, rhyming book about all that planes do! From jet planes to puddle jumpers, from the cockpit to the rudders, this book explores it alland#8212;and the bright, dynamic illustrations will keep even the youngest of readers engaged.

Review:

"Newcomer Wiggins's luminous artwork is an inspired choice for this celebration of airplanes, a companion to 2007's Trucks Roll! Crisp silhouettes and pale blue skies convey sleekness and speed, while the retro imagery suggests a series of vintage travel posters. Lyon's simple verse provides the scaffolding for powerful images: 'Big air buses/ room-for-all-of-us-es./ Planes fly!' To accompany this, Wiggins draws a head-on portrait of a massive, gracefully contoured jet wing, drawn with a dynamism that reveals it as the masterpiece of 20th-century design that it is. Small details don't escape Wiggins's notice, either; in another spread, a wide-eyed boy is served dinner ('Eat a little snack') while a paunchy middle-aged passenger snores across the aisle ('Take a little nap'). Lyon describes the characteristics of flight and the different uses of airplanes, supplying plenty of official-sounding jargon to satisfy kids' thirst for information: 'Rudders, flaps/ ailerons, tail/ steer the plane/ around storms or hail.' But it's Wiggins's ability to draw absorbing and dramatic stories from each of Lyon's telegraphic phrases that makes this book soar. Ages 4 — 7. Author's agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

George Ella Lyon grew up just down the road from Blanton Forest, the largest old growth forest in Kentucky, and has always felt most at home in the woods. Some of her recent titles include the ALA Notable andlt;iandgt;All the Water in the Worldandlt;/iandgt;, the Schneider Family Book Awardand#8211;winner andlt;iandgt;The Pirate of Kindergartenandlt;/iandgt;, the Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book andlt;iandgt;You and Me and Home Sweet Homeandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Planes Fly! andlt;/iandgt;A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. You can find out more online at GeorgeEllaLyon.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781442450257
Author:
Lyon, George Ella
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Wiggins, Mick
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20130723
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c (spfx: spot gloss, embossing); digit
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
from 4 up to 7

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Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books for Young Readers - English 9781442450257 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Newcomer Wiggins's luminous artwork is an inspired choice for this celebration of airplanes, a companion to 2007's Trucks Roll! Crisp silhouettes and pale blue skies convey sleekness and speed, while the retro imagery suggests a series of vintage travel posters. Lyon's simple verse provides the scaffolding for powerful images: 'Big air buses/ room-for-all-of-us-es./ Planes fly!' To accompany this, Wiggins draws a head-on portrait of a massive, gracefully contoured jet wing, drawn with a dynamism that reveals it as the masterpiece of 20th-century design that it is. Small details don't escape Wiggins's notice, either; in another spread, a wide-eyed boy is served dinner ('Eat a little snack') while a paunchy middle-aged passenger snores across the aisle ('Take a little nap'). Lyon describes the characteristics of flight and the different uses of airplanes, supplying plenty of official-sounding jargon to satisfy kids' thirst for information: 'Rudders, flaps/ ailerons, tail/ steer the plane/ around storms or hail.' But it's Wiggins's ability to draw absorbing and dramatic stories from each of Lyon's telegraphic phrases that makes this book soar. Ages 4 — 7. Author's agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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