Happy New Year Everyone, after coming back from our brief trip to spend Christmas with family and the mention of possibly the youngest nephew flying down to visit later in the year, I thought of this great book to review, from our very own New Zealand team, Sally and Sylvie.
Catch that Plane
Illustrated by: Sylvie Currin Korankova
Published by: Walker Books, Australia Pty Ltd
Ages: 2 – 5 years
Theme: travel, airport
Opening Lines: Rushing to the airport, what do I see?
Synopsis: A young boy races us through the airport to get to the plane on time, showing us who and what we may meet along the way.
Why I like this: Sally cleverly shows us through the eyes of a young boy, the process one has to go through at the airport when travelling by plane. The short rhyming text gives it the fast pace and excitement as the boy races though bag check-in and security. You can almost hear him puffing as he jogs down the aerobridge to the plane with his little sister. I also loved Sylvie’s pencil drawings and the illustrations will keep kids amused for some time. An excellent book for a small child about to embark on his/her first plane flight. A great read while waiting in the departure lounge with Sally’s fact note and list of things to look for activity, in the back of the book.
Both Sally and Sylvie live in Auckland New Zealand.
You can find Sylvie here… http://www.illustration.co.nz/korankova.html
And here is Sally’s website: http://www.sallysutton.co.nz/
List of things to do on a plane flight…. https://www.listplanit.com/2011/06/list-of-things-to-entertain-kids-on-an-airplane/
Some more activities…. http://www.pinterest.com/explore/airplane-travel-activities/
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