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Children’s Book Committee – July Pick

July 5, 2016


The Airport Book
written and illustrated by Lisa Brown
(Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, 2016)

Packed suitcases, long lines, and little sister’s missing toy are all part of this child’s eye view of airplane travel. Nuanced, humorous illustrations. (5-7)

The story featured a family going on vacation and walked readers through the process of what happens at the airport. Stefano liked the subplot with the monkey doll, while I thought it was great to read before taking children on an airplane, as the steps of the journey were explained and shown. It helped to create a conversation about what to expect while traveling and how things could possibly go wrong. The illustrations went with the story, and were chock full of action and details, while containing a funny subplot as well. Stefano really enjoyed this story and asked for numerous additional readings. Recommended for little and young ones (0-9).

– Stefano, 4 and his Mother, East Hampton, NY
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