Written by: Deb Lund
Illustrated by: Howard Fine
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books, June 2012
Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Themes/Topics: Dinosaurs, flying airplanes, adventures, teamwork
Opening: From the book:
In dinogoggles, scarves, and gear,
They board the airplane from the rear.
The crew's so squished inside that space,
They can't can't fit one more foot or face.Brief Synopsis: As usual, these adventurous dinosaurs just can't sit still. They work together to get an airplane in the air and join an airshow. But when the bad weather and clouds create some turbulence, it's parachutes to the rescue.
Links to resources: Paper airplanes. There was a time we had about 50 flying all around at once, and this is the website my son used. It's really good with great instructions.
Why I chose this book: One of my goals (from what would now be called a bucket list that I made in my twenties) was to learn how to fly a plane. My kids think they can fly. I figure that between the capes my kids have worn, and my own desire to learn how to fly a plane, we are just like these dinosaurs. This is our kind of book! I'll just add here too that I think these are the best illustrations from all three books. Vivid colors and big, bright imagery. It's a wonderful book!