Series: National Geographic Readers
Reading level: Beginning/Easy Reader (Ages 4-8)
Summary: Narrator Pilot Nic tells about the smallest plane, the biggest plane, the fastest plane, and all other sorts of planes.
Illustrations: Color photographs
Comments: Planes will be a fun book for children interested in the topic. The formatting is perfect for the age group. The photographs are clearly labeled and laid out well. The book has a pictorial glossary at the end.
- The book suggests pretending you are an airplane
- Visit an airport to watch the planes taking off and landing
- Fold and fly a simple paper airplane
Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff has another review and a lot of good ideas for using this book
Compatible fiction: Mr. Putter & Tabby Fly the Plane by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Arthur Howard
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books (September 14, 2010)
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