Nathan Clement (Author)
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DescriptionThe step-by-step process of air travel from the perspective of a young girl on a trip with her parents is revealed in this informative picture book. A young child is on a trip with her parents. With gorgeous, simple artwork and a clear, step-by-step explanation of the process of air travel, this book shows young readers how each worker at an airport and on a plane -- from the boarding agent, ground crew, flight attendants, pilot and copilot, and air traffic controllers -- contributes along the way to bring passengers safely to their destinations. The title has easy-to-read text and simple, graphic illustrations, as well as a sweet surprise ending -- the family brought along their dog, who earns wings for its first flight.
Astra Young Readers
April 16, 2019
11.2 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Nathan Clement is the author and illustrator of four books published by Boyds Mills Press: Drive, Job Site, Speed, and Big Tractor. Clement received a BFA in fine art and creative writing from Indiana Wesleyan University.
"This picture book gives readers the inside scoop on the people and technology behind a successful flight. Text and illustrations work well together and would be an excellent choice for a storytime or in a one-on-one reading. Another strength of this title is the effort that went into making the text accurate. The title helps build curiosity and vocabulary in a child-friendly way. This is a highly recommended early STEM title for public libraries and schools, and a great way to prepare young children for their first plane ride." - School Library Journal "Taking a plane trip for the first time can be an exciting and a frightening experience for a child. In simple text, this book follows a family...as they board a plane, enjoy a smooth flight, then disembark for their destination. Brightly colored, naturalistic digital illustrations convey a great deal of information about how an airport functions...(T)his story could be helpful in calming any concerns a child might have about an upcoming trip." - Booklist "From takeoff to landing, a look behind the scenes of a commercial flight. Technical terms such as 'yoke' and 'landing gear' help youngsters understand the mechanics of a flight...Clement's crisp, clean digital images and bold angle placements resemble another transportation connoisseur, Donald Crews.... an intriguing choice for the more technically minded." -Kirkus Reviews