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Jun 21 2013

Bernard's plane trip by Adele Jaunn

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Working Title Press, 2013. ISBN 9781921504563
(Age: 3+) Recommended. Picture book. Air travel. An endearing and informative look at a trip in an plane, this book is ideal for young would-be passengers and classrooms alike. The bear, Bernard, invites the reader to enjoy the trip with him and from the start introduces the readers to the details of going on a flight. From packing the bag to the security at the airport, all is included, giving the younger reader a clear idea of the protocol involved.
All the routines are mentioned, a boarding pass, the talk by the flight attendants, having a meal, sleeping, having things to do and then finally the welcome at the other end by friends and family.
Each is given a warm soft picture, in which Bernard is a prominent figure. Even more sensitive things are shown - going to the toilet, and sleeping on the long flight.
For children about to go on their first light, for classes looking at transport and for anyone with a sense of fun, following not only Bernard but also the little bee which can be found on most pages, this book is a delightful introduction to the joys of travel by plane.
Fran Knight

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