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Flying by Donald Crews


by Donald Crews

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Once again, Donald Crews takes something from everyday life (flying), but, adds a sprinkle of wonder through his illustrations, and it feels like an adventure. Mr. Crews uses a simplistic drawing style, but through lines and bright colors to grab the attention, the book keeps the attention and brings the reader and anyone listening on the journey with him. I read this book to one of the kids I babysit as his "book before bed" and he loved it. ( )
  Noahedels | Sep 17, 2018 |
Step by step story about what happens when you board and fly on an airplane.
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  TUCC | May 31, 2018 |
Flying by Donald Crews is one of his transportation children’s such as Truck, Harbor, and School Bus. In this book, the author innovates a very easy to follow text that can help introduce and explain the flight’s steps to young children. The first step is boarding the plane, then taxi to the runway, ready? The airplane then will take off; fly over the airport, and then highways, rivers, and cities. The plan will go farther to across the country and over mountains. It will also fly into and over the cloud. Finally, at night the plan comes down, down, down, lands, and passengers come out. The book has a large font and comforting repetition which makes it perfect for preschool age. The illustrator neatly uses gouache paints and an airbrush to draw wonderful pictures. The illustration shows enough detail to introduce the basics of flight. This book can be an excellent choice for a read aloud and have the opportunities to discuss different things such as airplanes, or travel. Moreover, children can learn some new vocabulary that they may not know before, such as "boarding" and "taxiing. ( )
  aalhomed | Sep 8, 2017 |
This story describes a flight, people board the plane and it flies over the country, it lands and people exit the plane. A lot of directional text.

Ages: 1-8
Source: Tacoma Public Library
  Jessica5858 | Aug 20, 2017 |
Explores transportation yet again in another lovely fashion. Donald Crews portrays the different mechanics of flight and all that goes into a trip on an airplane, without displaying a particular destination. This book is, I believe, intended for 3-4 year olds.

Source: Tacoma Public Library System ( )
  WAwobbuffet | Jul 25, 2017 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:55 -0400)

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

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