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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This looks rather unique!! And fun! Airports are harrowing!
They certainly can be rhythm. Thanks for commenting.
You know I haven’t seen a book like this for children. This would be a wonderful book for kids getting ready to fly for the first time. Ease anxiety. I reviewed a series of books for children on the autism spectrum four years ago — going to the doctor, the hair salon, the grocery store etc. It reminds me a bit of how important it is to prepare kids who have different abilities for such adventures. Great selection.
Thank you Pat. It is a great book, a fast read. But it would be great for the kids to then go back and answer the questions in the back of the book and look at the illustrations in more detail. They will certain enjoy it and it will keep them occupied for those long waits.
It is amazing how many children travel by plane these days. I didn´t get on a plane until I was 27. When I go to schools to do presentations I always ask, “Who has been on a plane?” and just about all of them put their hand up. This would be a great book for a child who is about to take his or her first trip or a nice reminder for those who have flown before.
Hi Darlene. It is interesting how kids often fly now. And alone. My husbands niece first flew on her own when only 8years old to spend school holidays with us from Australia. We went back with her on the return flight and she fell asleep on us halfway there. She loves to fly, and has visited us on many occasions, including visiting China. She’s an amazing kid.
She sounds amazing and a bit like a Amanda from my novels.
This looks like the perfect traveling companion!
Yep! I agree Sue. Nice seeing you here. 🙂
This sounds cool! I like airplanes! 😀
Yes, I love going in them. I love flying. Glad you like this.
My son is a plane expert. He now likes to study the safety flyer and say loudly … “If we crash … ” and review all the scenarios of water landings, etc. Of course, he has these fun moments after he had a break down in security when they remove his “lovey” to be scanned with the carry on luggage. It’s difficult to explain why those processes are necessary. Good choice.
Oh my, Stacy I can imagine. When their prized procession is being sent though the scanning machine and they think it will never appear on the other side. *sigh* He will love this book then. He would recognise most of the things he saw and be able to answer the fun fact sheet at the back. Glad you liked my choice.
Happy new year Diane,I hope it’s a good one. It looks like a lovely book and informative too.
Happy New Year to you! Lovely to see you here. Had a lovely time supprising my young brother and his family of boys on Christmas Eve and spending 7 days in Australia. It was heaps of fun. So enjoyed spending time with them all. Glad you loved the book and yes its great fun for the kids.
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!