Cover image for Take off!
Take off!
Hunter, Ryan Ann.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Surveys the history, achievements, activities, and technology of aviation.
Reading Level:
490 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 48659.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 1 Quiz: 24071 Guided reading level: O.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Elma Library TL547 .H815 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library TL547 .H815 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Lake Shore Library TL547 .H815 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library TL547 .H815 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The history and achievements of aviation.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-6. Bright, colorful illustrations offer youngsters plenty of airplanes and other flying machines to inspect. The text, however, may occasionally lead to some confusion. For example, there's no mention of the fact that the Wright brothers attached an engine to their plane, which separated their craft from the gliders that came before it. The double-page spreads depicting a thousand-seat plane of the future and an airplne cockpit, on the other hand, are both clear and fun. Best perhaps are the endpapers showing 26 planes of different sizes from different periods in history, which offer children a chance to study the many variations in airplane shape and wing construction throughout the years. Directions for making a fairly simple paper airplane round out the book. --Todd Morning

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-This informational picture book opens to sky-blue endpapers covered with more than 25 labeled airplanes of different eras. In several short sentences per page or spread, and accompanied by clear, breezy illustrations, it gives a brief history of aeronautics with descriptions of some famous flights (no female feats are listed) and planes. The text describes planes of today, the jobs they do, how airports keep track of them, and how pilots navigate, and ends with a brief description of the Concorde and the Blackbird spy plane. The last page has step-by-step illustrated instructions for making a paper airplane. Miller's bright, appealing graphics utilize a palette of predominantly primary colors. The pictures and text are reminiscent of Gail Gibbons's easy nonfiction. An excellent choice for all collections.-Cathie Reed, The Montessori School, Lutherville, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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