Flying

by Donald Crews

Flying

Paperback, 32, Harpercollins Childrens Books, List Price: $6.99 | purchase

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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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This Donald Crews picture book was published 15 years before Sept. 11 made airport security a key component — and sometimes major hassle — of the travel-by-plane experience. Still, reading this picture book to children is a good way to help them prepare for an upcoming flight. Crews' boxy, bold and bright graphics, rendered with color-rich gouache paints, depict scenes of people boarding an airplane that taxis to the runway and then takes off, climbing over highways, rivers and mountains

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