By Mira Reisberg
Welcome to another wonderful picture book. This one is so good that we are doing a giveaway of it at the bottom. Brilliant author illustrator Lisa Brown’s The Airport Book is a fun-filled read about a family’s airplane trip where the reader is with them every step of the way. One of the best parts of this book is easily the diversity contained on every page but there's so much more. The main family the story follows is biracial, and you can see the rest of the recurring characters come from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles as well. Nearly every page is filled with bright, colorful characters that travel with the main characters throughout the book, giving readers the ability to follow many of their stories as well. Lisa does a wonderful job of capturing the feel and craziness of an airport in the sense that there’s a lot going on and much to see wherever you look. Readers can definitely relate to the multiple characters as they go through security, wait for their flight, and enjoy their ride.
Even though on the surface this book is a simple trip to the airport and travel on a plane story, it holds phenomenal complexity in the multilayered story and images as we visually follow a great cast of characters throughout and the luggage's journey as well where the family's little girl's sock monkey has its own adventures.There's lots to see and love. Children who have never flown on an airplane will love learning what happens when they board a plane and they'll also be fascinated by all the activity and people present at airports. Even well-traveled flyers will look over the pages with remembrance of past trips and want to reread this delightful book over and over again. Lisa Brown does an absolutely wonderful job of depicting the chaotic nature of airports without making it overwhelming.
And now for a quick sneak peek video of this wonderful book and what makes it work followed by our easy peasy Giveaway question:
I'm a huge nonfiction fan, so for today's giveaway, I'd love to hear about your favorite nonfiction picture book and why it's a fave.. :) Also, please share this giveaway with your mates by simply clicking one of the social media icons to the left!
AND WE HAVE A WINNER!! Thank you everyone who answered the giveaway question, we have some lovely recommendations here and I'm absolutely looking forward to reading your favorite nonfiction books as well. It was a very difficult decision to choose just one winner, so I had to ask my assistant to make the final call. Congratulations goes to Claire B Cotts as the winner of our The Airport Book giveaway with her recommendation of The Blood Hungry Spleen, and Other Poems About Our Parts by Allan Wolfe and illustrated by Greg Clark. I looked it up and loved it so much I ordered my own copy, so be sure to check it out! Thank you, Claire!
We are so excited to be mixing things up at the Children's Book Academy. Mondays with Mandy or Mira is now the Blogfish!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays will feature award-winning former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature reading specialist and MFA in creative writing graduate Mandy Yates has been published multiple times in Highlights Magazine.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the great Christine Taylor-Butler who has published over 70 award-winning fiction and non-fiction and nonfiction books including the acclaimed new middle grade series - The Lost Tribes.
And 5th Mondays will feature will feature the fabulous Carl Angel, award-winning multi-published Illustrator and graphic designer.
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