Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Airport Book by Lisa Brown

by Lisa Brown 
Published May 2016
40 pages
Review copy provided by publisher

Goodreads Summary
Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the mysterious conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.
But wait! There's more! The youngest family member's sock monkey has gone missing. Follow it at the bottom of the page as it makes a journey as memorable as that of the humans above.

 My Thoughts
If I had a little one traveling by plane, I would definitely get this book. Although it is a story about an adorable fictional family going on vacation, the text reads like nonfiction giving children a glimpse into what they might expect on their journey. Brown presents realistic situations like standing in many long lines, waiting at the gate, squeezing into the seat, etc. I can imagine this book bringing comfort to children as they read it over and over again before traveling. 
 There is just something about Lisa Brown's illustrations. They are realistic, yet soft and make you want to just look at them over and over again. Each page has lots of things for young eyes to explore. They will enjoy trying to find the little girl's sock monkey's tail that hangs out of her luggage somewhere on each page. 
Image obtained at Macmillan Publishers

I would recommend The Airport Book for children ages 2-6. 

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