Fighter Planes

Fighter Planes

by Matt Doeden

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Text and photographs introduce fighter planes, their parts, and the pilots who fly fighter planes.


Text and photographs introduce fighter planes, their parts, and the pilots who fly fighter planes.

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Children's Literature
What is a Fighter Plane? This title answers the question in very simple terms. The text briefly covers the main parts of this mighty flying machine. The author also talks about the pilots who operate the aircraft and the protective masks and flight suits that the pilots need to wear. The words are straightforward and clear, with a few short sentences per spread. The photographic images also help support early readers in their quest to decode the text. In one photograph, a bright neon-yellow arrow with the words "landing gear" points to the aircraft's wheels. At the back of the book are a glossary, bibliography, an index, and some information on how to find related internet sites. This title is part of the "Pebble Plus Books/Mighty Machines" series which includes Aircraft Carriers, Ambulances, Backhoes, Concrete Mixers, Cranes, Dump Trucks, Earthmovers, Fire Trucks, Military Helicopters, Police Cars, Rescue Boats, and Tanks. 2005, Capstone Press/Pebble Plus Books, Ages 3 to 6.
—Sally J. K. Davies

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Mighty Machines Series
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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