Airplanes: Soaring! Diving! Turning!

Very similar to TrucksPatricia Hubble and Megan Halsey’s Airplanes celebrates things that fly with witty pictures and snappy verses. Booklist: “Each page zooms with busy planes: a cargo plane filled with circus performers, a bunny-driven crop-duster, a few military planes, a vintage-style banner-puller, and even miniature model planes that whiz and buzz. . . . The lively, descriptive prose, often playfully arranged on the page, incorporates peppy sounds that amp up the energy that’s echoed in the vibrant illustrations. Original drawings, clip art, maps, and etchings blend in rich color and textures and invite scrutiny with diverse perspectives, layouts, and playful little details: a fish-piloted hydroplane; a ram in a jumbo-jet window seat; and, finally, planes snoozing in their hangar at the book’s close.” Giggle factor: high. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: four jelly jars (higher if you haven’t seen the other books).

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~ by kaychubbuck on August 27, 2010.

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