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Summary: 1 Airport, 2 Luggage Carts, 3 check-in desks. Learn to count by using the features and people in an airport. It starts small, but skips up to 33,000 feet above the earth and a million stars in the sky. This is a board book that features airline travel to introduce counting.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Age of Child: Read with a 3-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son loved this book. He requested it repeatedly. He loves all things airplanes so I knew he would like it.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked that it was a simple counting book. The illustrations are drawn in a style that mimics signs you see in an airport. My three year old might have been too old to get engrossed in the counting, but he loved the pictures.
Pros: This board book is well sized for young hands! It has a simple counting plot, with clever illustrations that will engage toddlers and early preschoolers.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. The illustrations in this book will appeal to your child long after they are ready to move on to more plot heavy works. Even so, it isn't a book they would come back to year after year beyond preschool.
Educational Themes: This is primarily a counting book. Even so, if you are preparing for a plane travel, this would be a nice book to share before your trip to familiarize your toddler / preschooler with the things they will see.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.
Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, airplane, counting, math
Date(s) Reviewed: May 2015
Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.