Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool, Primary
Author: Brian Biggs
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
This book starts out as comic book, following a little boy and his parents as they head to the airport. Sporadic speech bubbles of busy travelers provide most of the book’s text. Readers learn about the history of planes, the Wright brothers, and old planes called biplanes. Hot air balloons are also found in the air and are featured in this book. There are lots of different planes with different purposes that children will learn about in Everything Goes: In the Air. This book ends like a comic strip as the little boy and his family enjoy the simple luxuries of flying in a plane.
Reminiscent of the I Spy or Where’s Waldo books, Everything Goes: In the Air has lots of things to see on each page. The colorful, bold illustrations in this book will entertain children of many ages! Parents reading to kids might even learn a thing or two about planes from this book. Giggles may be heard as a mother of five little babies accidentally loses them on one page and a pirate tries to take his knife through security on the next page! There is a four-page fold out that will leave children with plenty to look at. This is one of those books that kids never get sick of and will go back for time and time again!