Planes at the Airport

Planes at the Airport

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by Peter Mandel, Ed Miller, Edward Miller
     
 

Commercial jets, freight planes, prop planes, helicopters, and more!

At the airport there are in-the-gate planes.
This one blinks its lights.
On the tarmac there are full-of-freight planes.
This one loads with mail.

There are spinning prop planes, parachute drop planes, and barely heard planes. "And at the playground, there are rubber-band planes. This

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Commercial jets, freight planes, prop planes, helicopters, and more!

At the airport there are in-the-gate planes.
This one blinks its lights.
On the tarmac there are full-of-freight planes.
This one loads with mail.

There are spinning prop planes, parachute drop planes, and barely heard planes. "And at the playground, there are rubber-band planes. This one is your plane."

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A pair of titles by Peter Mandel, illus. by Edward Miller, explore vehicles of the sea and sky. Boats on the River covers everything from "shiny showboats" to "slice-snow boats," with rhymed text and simple computer-generated illustrations featuring largely geometric shapes. Planes at the Airport depicts the gamut-loud urban "whirly-bird planes" and rural "barely heard planes." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Plane is the general term used to describe all types of craft that that get off the ground and fly in the air. As one might expect there are passenger planes, cargo planes, and small personal prop planes. At an air show parachutists entertain crowds, but in the city whirly-bird planes (helicopters) are used by police, newscasters and private transport services. Planes without engines (gliders) are shown flying over the countryside. The final spread shows military jets. My only quibble with this book is that the author does not use the proper names for the planes such as glider or helicopter. There is a companion book, Boats on the River. 2004 (orig. 2002), Scholastic, Ages 1 to 3.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-Spare phrases combined with bold graphic illustrations will entice busy toddlers. Mandel uses adjectives to describe the vehicles instead of their proper names. For example, submarines are "go-below boats," helicopters are "whirly-bird planes," and sailboats are "circle-slow boats." The final spread in both titles incorporates a child's world by depicting boats floating in the bathtub and youngsters playing with toy planes in an open field. Miller's clear, flat artwork combined with a singsong text suitable for reading aloud make these titles entertaining choices for transportation enthusiasts.-Olga R. Kuharets, Broward County Libraries, Fort Lauderdale, FL Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439564168
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Pages:
8
Product dimensions:
9.04(w) x 6.66(h) x 0.21(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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Who says flying in a plane (or watching them) has to be scary? This simple, colorful book makes it exciting for even the very littlest. Great to read-aloud and even better for reading before (or during) an airplane ride. There's also a matching book called BOATS ON THE RIVER.