Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Little Plane Learns to Write by Stephen Savage - OPTIONAL

Savage, Stephen Little Plane Learns to Write. PICTURE BOOK. Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan), 2017. $16.99 

Little Plane is at school to learn how to be a skywriter. He practices the arcs and dives needed to make letters but the loopity-loops make him dizzy so his words do not look right. Finally at night he sees the moon, carefully "traces" around it and makes an O! Finally his words look right--Little Plane has learned to write! 

My kiddo loves planes so I had high hopes for this book but it really falls flat. Books can be too simple and this one is. The illustrations do not impress and the text is too elementary. The great point of the the story is that readers will recognize the misspelled words as Little Plane is learning to write, but the readers who this story will most appeal to will not have reading/writing skills themselves yet. Kids can still appreciate this story for the cute red plane, but there are many many better books out there.

Pre-K, EL (K-3)--OPTIONAL. Reviewer: TC

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