Gr 1-5 An accurate description of blimps, their history, manufacture, and historical as well as current use. Munro also delineates the launching and piloting of the large airship. Her watercolor illustrations are attractive in their simplicity, although there are no diagrams to aid understanding. The text, however, is concise and easy to understand. Children who are used to the Gail Gibbons style of detailed, labeled drawings will miss the information that she conveys in her illustrations, as Munro's full-color illustrations are mostly background for the informative, well-written text. Reading this book may spark an interest in rigid airships, and children may want to examine Joshua Stoff's Dirigible (Atheneum, 1985). Blimps are mentioned only briefly in his book, but using the two books together would make a great lesson in comparison. Barbara S. McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, Md .