Airport

Airport

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by Byron Barton
     
 

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From the excitement of arrival to the wonder of taking off -- a picture book that captures in joyous and powerful images all the magic of an airport.

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From the excitement of arrival to the wonder of taking off -- a picture book that captures in joyous and powerful images all the magic of an airport.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
A first-class trip all the way.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Once again, the author of Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs ; Trucks ; Boats and other picture books proves himself a master of simplicity. Here, a spare, rhythmic text (``Bones. Bones. We look for bones.'') and vibrant, childlike pictures focus on six young paleontologists at work. They diligently dig up the dinosaur bones, wrap and pack them, load them on trucks and bring them to the natural history museum. There the bones are dusted off, and the skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex is reassembled, bone by bone. Finally, the painstaking job is completed, and the six workers set out in search of more bones. Barton makes a complex procedure easily comprehensible to the very youngest readers--and listeners. Children who have looked at dinosaur skeletons in museums and asked ``How did it get here?'' now have a concise, entertaining answer. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
As in I Want to Be an Astronaut (Crowell, 1988), Barton takes a complex profession and makes it comprehensible to the very young. This time he captures the essence of the paleontologist's work: ``Bones. Bones. We look for bones,'' and ``We look for the bones of dinosaurs.'' Six stoic scientists of both genders and varied race are depicted digging, wrapping, packing, loading , and assembling their finds. The illustrations are painted in bold primary colors on green, blue, and yellow backdrops; don't let children miss out on the last spread, in which nine dinosaurs are found, with labels that include pronunciations. A fine companion volume to Barton's Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs (Crowell, 1989). --Denia Lewis Hester, Dewey School, Evanston, IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064431453
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
129,040
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.07(d)
Lexile:
AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.

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Airport 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for transportation unit.
skbMN More than 1 year ago
My nephew is 3 and absolutely loved this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my sons favorite books now. He is 19 months old. While it is written for older children, he loves to look at the pictures and point out the airplanes on each page. It shows a family arriving at the airport and ends with the plane taking off into the sky. For any child who loves airplanes this is a great book. A fun one to read while flying as well!