The Airport Book by Lisa Brown (Roaring Brook Press, 2016) is a wonderful read. This book is perfect for summer travel.
Last night as my husband read this to my girls we both looked at each other with that knowing look that this book is fabulous. This book is fabulous for many reasons, the first – for any petite who has never traveled by plane before this book is fantastic in depicting the steps and things that will happen from leaving the house to arriving at your destination. Immediately we both thought that this would be a perfect book for petites who might find air travel to be a struggle, to be a challenge, even petites who might be scared or need some practice to get ready for the big travel day.
The illustrations are busy and give you a sense of the feel of the airport. The book exemplifies diversity, which I love! The family that the reader follow is a family of four, Mom, Dad, older brother and toddler sister. The family is biracial and like the rest of the illustrations this book does a wonderful job of giving a real world picture of all the people you might find at the airport (young, old, eccentric, multiple ethnicities, wheel chair users, seeing impaired with a guide dog).
The book completely prepares a little one for what air travel will look like from beginning to end. It is perfect for petites ages 3-8, those who might need more support and planning to get ready for all of the noises and the bustle of air travel. Or perhaps the perfect book for those who will be taking their first flight this summer.
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