- 出版社: Charlesbridge (1999年7月1日)
- 丛书名: Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books
- 平装: 32页
- 读者对象: 6 - 8 岁
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 088106906X
- 条形码: 9780881069068
- 商品尺寸: 22.9 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm
- 商品重量: 163 g
- ASIN: 088106906X
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The Airplane Alphabet Book (英语) 平装 – 1999年7月1日
Brightly colored pictures of mostly vintage airplanes will attract young aviation enthusiasts. The realistic illustrations are of excellent quality with meticulous detail and a wide variety of backdrops. A paragraph of text describes the plane featured on each page.
—School Library Journal
From the AT-6 to Zero (the nickname of a Mitsubishi A6M fighter plane), the featured planes illustrate variations and developments in aeronautical design. Realistic illustrations and informative, informal text take readers on a whirlwind tour of flying machines.
An ABC book powered by aircraft, B is for B-17, H for Hercules Flying Boat, J for barnstorming, loop-the-looping Jenny, M for the dogfighting Messerschmitt, R for Lindbergh's Ryan, the Spirit of St. Louis. Each airplane is given a solid little history that evokes the personality of the craft (while the fighting planes featured might raise hard questions about wars and why they're fought). Pallotta and Stillwell cover the gamut, from Orville and Wilbur Wright's planes, planes that land on water and those that take off vertically, experimental jets, and ultralights. They also explain various technical terms: hangar, fuselage, cockpit, control tower, etc. Bolster's accompanying artwork is paintbox bright, suffusing the planes with character and purpose.
Jerry Pallotta is an award-winning author of children's alphabet books and imaginative fiction. His books combine interesting facts, detailed research, humor, and realistic illustrations that mesmerize children everywhere. Jerry lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Fred Stillwell is an avid "pilot" of remote-controlled airplanes, often flying them with his grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf near his home in Georgia.
Rob Bolster built and flew model airplanes for a number of years. His interest in flying radio-controlled aircraft helped when he illustrated The Airplane Alphabet Book, written by Jerry Pallotta and Fred Stillwell, and The Jet Alphabet Book, also written by Jerry Pallotta. Rob lives in Walpole, Massachusetts.
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I'm not someone who gets easily offended and I'm not advocating sheltering kids from the real world. I probably tell my son too much-like now he's worried about the house tipping over because i told him what a tornado is. But "Did the pilot survive? Did it crash into anyone's house?," come on.
The text, as I mentioned, is clearly aimed at children older than two. I am very pleased with the text; it is clear and simple but it doesn't talk down to young readers. It gives interesting tidbits of information about the various aircraft and explains the basics of how airplanes fly.
Although each letter is prominantly featured in both upper and lower case, the focus of the book is really not the alphabet. The alphabet forms a backdrop and theme for the gorgeous illustrations of airplanes. The realism and minute detail make this a book older children, who already know the alphabet, would like to possess. In fact, I know quite a few adult aviation fans who would love to receive this as a holiday gift! My son easily spends a half an hour to forty-five minutes just looking at the pictures--a VERY high compliment from any two-year-old.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves airplanes. It would not be my first choice for teaching my son the alphabet, but he is certainly learning to love books and to love airplanes!