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The Resource I love planes!, by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern

I love planes!, by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern

Label
I love planes!
Title
I love planes!
Statement of responsibility
by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A child celebrates his love of planes by naming his favorite kinds and their notable characteristics
Review
  • PreS-Gr. 1. This companion to I Love Trains! (2000) evokes a young boy’s passion for planes of all kinds--from gliders to dive-bombers. Relayed in first person, the short text, which sometimes rhymes, reveals the places the narrator wants to go and the things he wants to do, such as “float to the moon in a big balloon.” “Most of all,” he concludes, “I want to fly to where stars twinkle in the sky . . and visit Mom,” who is pictured in a space station. The simplicity of the child’s words is well matched by the colorful, uncluttered images, outlined in black, which call up work by Byron Barton and Charles Schulz. Endpapers front and back, each different, buzz with plane references and a few facts. This is a high-flying treat for children already fascinated with planes; its appealing jacket and clean design will attract others to the thrill of being airborne, too. (Reviewed February 1, 2003) -- Julie Cummins
  • PreS-K –After folding and flying a paper airplane, a boy dreams about ways of traveling aloft, such as balloons, blimps, and spaceships. Down on Earth, readers see him soaring on a swing and being twirled around in the air by his mother. Children will enjoy the bold colors and simple text in this third outing from Sturges and Halpern. They will particularly enjoy finding out that the child's mother is an astronaut. Bright endpapers show a range of flying machines with a little bit of information about each of them. Preschool storyhours will soar with this book. Pair it with Douglas Florian's Airplane Ride (HarperCollins, 1984) and Donald Crews's Flying (Morrow, 1989). A great choice for most collections.–Bina Williams, Bridgeport Public Library, CT --Bina William (Reviewed March 1, 2003) (School Library Journal, vol 49, issue 3, p208)
  • Sturges and Halpern (I Love Trains!, 2001, etc.) team up again for the not-unexpected airborne entry in their series of picture books on the apparatus of travel. A child, most likely a little boy, declares his love of flying machines of all kinds from planes and jets to balloons and gliders. He lists the things he'd like to do while in the air: "I want to land on the sea and not get wet, / Then zoom to grandpa's in my jumbo jet!" The bottom line: he loves planes. Halpern's bright, full-bleed illustrations are as charmingly simple as before. Sturges's rhyming text will lend itself to quick memorization. Young flight enthusiasts will soon be taking off on solo reading jaunts. Front and back endpapers, much like the previous volumes, feature a sentence or two of information next to pictures of each flying machine. The whole book would work well for group sharing, while those endpapers would be a perfect stepping-off point for one-on-one sharing with older preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2003)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
118954
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sturges, Philemon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Ages 3-6"--P. [4] of cover
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
Reading level
1.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Halpern, Shari
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Airplanes
Target audience
primary
Label
I love planes!, by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
445577
Dimensions
23 x 26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060288983
Lccn
2001026483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060288983
  • (Sirsi) ADI-6618
Label
I love planes!, by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
445577
Dimensions
23 x 26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060288983
Lccn
2001026483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060288983
  • (Sirsi) ADI-6618

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