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"With minimal text and bright-color illustrations, Crews captures the essence of a plane journey."--Kirkus Reviews. "A satisfying adventure for very young children."--Booklist....

Title : Flying
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ISBN : 9780688092351
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Flying Reviews

  • Rachel Smith
    2019-03-24 00:44

    The illustrations in this book are simple yet illustrate distance and perspective clearly and beautifully. This may be a good book to read before summer break when students may be traveling to talk about how exciting traveling can be and what planes do, especially as it may be a bit scary for the first time for young ones.

  • Shanna Gonzalez
    2019-04-10 06:01

    Flying is part of Donald Crews' series of books about vehicles, and this one takes a propeller-driven airplane as its focus. With the simplest of text, he follows the small airplane as passengers board, through takeoff, and rising above the city. (Fans of Crews will recognize other books in the series in the city scene below, including Truck Board Book, School Bus, Carousel, Harbor, and Freight Train.) Then the plane rises into the clouds, traveling until it arrives in another city at night.This book is a good preschooler's introduction to the concept of flying in a plane. It satisfies a preschooler's curiosity about airplanes and ties together many books in his interesting series. It's a great choice for both read-aloud and self-entertainment.

  • David
    2019-04-18 03:04

    Flying by Donald Crews is trip aboard a propeller-driven airplane, from the boarding airport to landing at another city at nightfall. This is part of Crews' transportation series, along with Truck, School Bus, Carousel, Harbor, and Freight Train.As in his other transportation books, Crews creates a very simple to follow text that can help explain the steps of a flight to preschoolers and young children. We board the plane, taxi to the runway, wait, take off, fly over the airport, highways, rivers and cities. Flying across country and over mountans, the plane flies into and over the clouds. When it's time to land as night falls, the plane comes down, lands,and passengers emerge. With a large font, Flying is a good easy beginning reader, with comforting repetition.The illustrations were created using gouache paints and an airbrush. They show enough detail to well illustrate the basics of a flight. Details from other Crews books, such as Truck and Harboor are visible. There are many unlabeled details to see, name and discuss such as runways, control tower, highways, bridges, harbors, farm, stadium, etc.Flying provides opportunities to discuss airplanes, airports and travel. It is a good choice for a todder or preschool read-aloud.For ages 2 to 5, toddlers, preschoolers, airplanes, airport, travel, transportation themes, and fans of Donald Crews.

  • Vivian
    2019-04-01 08:04

    This brightly illustrated "documentary" picture book, featuring one to four words of bold text per page is ideal for introducing children to the wonder of flight. I invite the children to repeat with me vocabulary that may be new to them, such as "boarding" and "taxiing". I may also pause before reading the last word of text, letting them finish the line for me, such as "flying over the" (pause) "CLOUDS!".

  • Ina
    2019-03-25 02:35

    Donald Crews books are wonderful read alouds for young children. Very simple text and wonderfully colorful drawings take young readers through the process of a flight across the country from boarding, to flying over rivers, farms, cities, and through clouds before finding the airport and landing.

  • Katie Fitzgerald
    2019-03-28 01:37

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  • Susan
    2019-04-01 03:47

    An airplane trip with minimal description and illustrations that compliment with clarity and cleanness of design. Perfect for the young ones interested in flying or answering what are those things in the sky questions. Also would be useful as a way to remove fears about an upcoming flight by showing what a plane does.

  • Libby In Libraryland
    2019-03-21 04:41

    I love the subtle detail of the perspectives in each illustration in this book. They are perfectly executed; it gives me the dizzy, afraid of heights feeling in the pit of my stomach. I am so ready to think about flying and vacationing again. It really has been far too long since I've seen that view.

  • Finn Pennekamp
    2019-04-06 02:54

    Wow is this book amazing! A couple weeks ago, at the library, I met a girl my age who is OBSESSED with Donald Crews. Specifically, TRUCK, which I also love. I can't wait to go to the library and show this girl this book. (She's my soulmate).

  • Angela
    2019-04-09 02:52

    A little too remedial for us, Cooper loved the pictures though. This also started many conversations about traveling, airports and other things.

  • Brendan
    2019-03-27 07:03

    Great simple drawings and easy to follow story make this one appropriate for either babies or pre-schoolers.

  • Marguarite Markley
    2019-03-26 03:53

    Great, short, read-aloud for toddlers/preschoolers about planes. I'll give the kids planes on popsicle sticks to mimic the motion of the plane throughout the book.

  • Jason
    2019-03-26 00:02

    Gorgeous illustrations and spare text describe a plane's flight--it's nearly perfect in its plainness.

  • Jen
    2019-03-19 02:34

    Really enjoy the simple pictures and simple sentences. This would be a good book to get in other languages or discuss in other languages.

  • Paula
    2019-04-16 02:36

    An airplane takes off, flies, and lands after having passed over cities, country areas, lakes, and more.

  • Erin
    2019-03-24 05:42

    This is a great introductory book about airplanes for young ones, especially toddlers.Good for either toddler or preschool storytime.

  • Maxwell
    2019-04-05 05:44

    This would do nicely for that first plane trip for your preschooler. The artwork shows multiple perspectives from passenger in flight.

  • Sara Taylor-hughes
    2019-03-23 06:36

    Great use of positional words and vocab

  • Kelli
    2019-04-03 23:38

    Great book for the beginning readers. The pictures added wonderfully to the text. Also, great introduction to first time flyers.

  • Kelly
    2019-04-01 06:57

    I like the quiet homage Crews pays to some of his other books. On the "Flying over the highways" page is his "Truck," "School Bus," and freight train rainbow. A visual treat for loyal readers.

  • Vicki
    2019-03-27 00:04

    Simple text and illustrations show many different forms of flying.

  • The Book Box
    2019-04-08 05:37

    Mama read this to me the other night. I love planes right now!