Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyEven the Wright brothers might have applauded the snazzy paper engineering in this die-cut book, a literal flight of fancy. Pull-tabs and flaps let armchair aviators guide a red, twin-propellor beauty from takeoff (``Check the wing flaps... remove the wheel chock'') to landing. Among the clever touches here: as readers shift a steering wheel from side to side, the view through the windshield shifts, too; a cardboard microphone is attached via a cord to the cockpit's radio; fastened by a similar cord, the nozzle of a refueling truck fits into the plane's gas tank. Wilson-Max's text strikes just the right blend of precision and exuberance (``Whee! It's a beautiful day for flying'') and his vibrant artwork, with its boldly outlined, chunky images, suggests the work of an airborne Lucy Cousins. Altogether first-class. Ages 3-6. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Children's LiteratureWilson-Max follows a little red plane from its preflight check through its takeoff, landing, and refueling. Ingenious paper art allows the reader to operate the plane. The artwork is bold and colorful. The moving parts are easily detached from the pages by overly enthusiastic readers, so this book is best for slightly older children or very careful toddlers. A mini version of the larger edition. 2000 (orig. 1996), Cartwheel/Scholastic, Ages 4 to 7, $7.95. Reviewer: Dr. Judy Rowen
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy RowenMax follows a little red plane from its preflight check through its takeoff, landing, and refueling. Ingenious paper art allows the reader to operate the plane. The artwork is bold and colorful. The moving parts, especially propellers, are easily removed from the pages by overly enthusiastic readers, so the book is best for slightly older children or very careful toddlers.
Children's Literature - Susie WildeYoung action-lovers can take off with this lift a flap book. Sturdy flaps and tabs allow young children to move the propeller and steer and move vehicles across pages from take off to landing. There are so many different interactive elements on each page. This book is better for an older toddler and is the perfect book for a young child who is apprehensive about flying.
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.91(w) x 6.18(h) x 0.77(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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