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Captain Bob Takes Flight
     

Captain Bob Takes Flight

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by Roni Schotter, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
 
All kids who have to clean up their room, climb aboard!

Soar high with Captain Bob, the finest, fiercest flyer that ever flew the cloud-cluttered skies. Zoom off the crowded bedroom runway and into the welcoming skies, where curtains are clouds and toys are unidentified low-lying objects that can be scooped away to make room for landing. Enjoy the

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All kids who have to clean up their room, climb aboard!

Soar high with Captain Bob, the finest, fiercest flyer that ever flew the cloud-cluttered skies. Zoom off the crowded bedroom runway and into the welcoming skies, where curtains are clouds and toys are unidentified low-lying objects that can be scooped away to make room for landing. Enjoy the return of Captain Bob -- that small boy with the big imagination -- who proves once again that even cleaning your room is an opportunity to have fun.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
After taking to the high seas of his tub in Captain Bob Sets Sail, the hero flies the skies in Captain Bob Takes Flight by Roni Schotter, illus. by Joe Cepeda. Against the backdrop of his cloud-filled blue bedroom walls, Bob fashions a cardboard box plane (with teeth painted on to resemble a WWII fighter). The changing perspectives of Cepeda's bold, almost neon-colored oil paintings give readers the feeling of being on board. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
In this utterly appealing and fanciful story, readers are invited to join Captain Bob, a young child, as he takes off on an adventure-filled mission. Admonished by the Control Tower (Mom) to "Clear the runway!" Bob takes off on a high-flying adventure while cleaning his room. In his cardboard box plane he gathers his essential tools (Lincoln Logs, crayons, a pillow and ear muff headphones) and takes off. He scoops up "unidentified low-lying objects" (his socks) with his "supersonic rescue cup" (a bucket and wrench) and returns them to their proper places. After a hard mission, the Control Tower declares the runway clear and Captain Bob comes in for a landing and lunch. An exceptionally imaginative story sure to delight readers young and old. The oil paint illustrations are just the thing to help you along on this fabulous flight of fancy. 2003, Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
— Sharon Oliver
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-When Captain Bob is told to "Clear the runway!" (clean his room), he says he will do the job his way. The boy puts on his goggles and headphones, climbs into his cardboard box, and sets off on an imaginary flight through his room that ends with a hug from the Control Tower (mom), who is pleased to see his safe return and his mission accomplished. Bold and colorful oil paintings blend the fantasy with the reality of cleaning a room. The final page shows the tidy room with some of the fanciful objects in proper perspective. An amusing story told in exuberant language.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
"He was Captain Bob, and he was the finest, fiercest flyer that ever flew the cloud-cluttered skies. He feared no one, not even the curly-headed Control Tower who called out his orders: 'Clear the runway!' " But Bob will do the job of cleaning his room his way, the fun way, and that means imagining he's flying an airplane. Outfitted with goggles, flying gear, cushioned cockpit, and cardboard box-like plane, Bob is up, up, and away. This companion to Captain Bob Sets Sail (2000), in which he's the "bravest, best captain who sailed the Soapy Seas" (taking a bath), is even more delightful than the first. Cepeda's color-saturated, full-page oil paintings depict just the right amount of spunkiness, disorder, and aerial points of view. The Control Tower is, of course, Bob's mom, and an understanding, loving mother she is. How refreshingly clever and child-like Bob's sky-high antics are. Playfulness with type adds swirls and loops to the text layout. Captain Bob's inventive venture to cleaning his room is charming. Every youngster, whether hopeful pilot or not, will soar right along with Bob on his flight of fantasy. What's next, Captain Bob? (Picture book. 4-7)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689833885
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
03/04/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.86(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Roni Schotter is the acclaimed author of Captain Bob Sets Sail, also illustrated by Joe Cepeda; Captain Snap and the Children of Vinegar Lane, winner of the Parents' Choice Award; Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street; Dreamland; and Hanukkah!, which won the National Jewish Book Award. In addition to writing, she visits elementary schools to share with children her love of writing and her belief in the importance of imagination.

Ms. Schotter lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, with her husband and son, Jesse.

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Captain Bob Takes Flight 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
My kids love the CAPTAIN BOB books!

When Captain Bob is instructed by the Control Tower (his mother) to clear the runway (his room), Bob decides to do it "my way, the fun way."

Pretending to be the finest, fiercest Fly Boy, Captain Bob sets off of an adventure through the skies, returning items to their rightful position.

My kids and I have really enjoyed the CAPTAIN BOB books as bedtime stories. This is another winner that will keep your kids entertained, whether a toddler or a middle-schooler.