Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Peter Pearson
Illustrator: Mircea Catusanu
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
How to Eat an Airplane explains the proper way to go about eating such an enormous object. It explains that guest should be invited with first class tickets. There are also instructions of what parts of the plane to serve for different courses. It also gives suggestions for conversation starters in case anyone is too busy eating and forgets to talk to other guests.
Inspired by Michel Lotito, who actually ate a Cessna 150 airplane, How to Eat an Airplane is a delightfully entertaining read. It introduces actual parts of an airplane and explains their purpose while creating comical ways to eat them. The illustrations are wonderful and give each character a distinct personality that is maintained through the book. The back of the book contains several fun facts about airplanes. Because the book describes airplane parts there are some words that young readers might need help pronouncing (fuselage, ailerons, etc.).