Plane Song

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9780060214647: Plane Song

Rhymed text and illustrations describe different kinds of planes and their unique abilities.

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Diane Siebert is the author of Mojave, a 1988 Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, a 1988 Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies, and a 1989 Teachers Choice, and Heartland , a 1989 Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice, a 1989 Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies, and a 1990 Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts. Ms. Siebert lives at Crooked River Ranch, Oregon.



Diane Siebert is the author of five other picture books, including Sierra, Heartland and Mojave, all illustrated by Wendell Minor; Train Song, and ALA Notable Children's Book, illustrated by Mike Wimmer; and Truck Song, illustrated by Byron Barton. Ms. Siebert lives in Crooked River Ranch, OR.

Vincent Nasta is an artist and a licensed pilot. His first book for children is The Moon of the Winter Bird, by Jean Craighead George. Mr. Nasta lives in Mastic Beach, NY.

From Publishers Weekly:

Like Train Song and Truck Song , Siebert's third book about machines is lavishly illustrated. Nasta, a licensed pilot, offers dramatic, meticulously researched oil paintings, almost photographic in their sweeping views of cloud-filled skies and verdant countrysides. But, despite the excellence of her previous titles, Siebert's description of the "birds that human hands have built" seems less a poetic celebration of flight than an encyclopedic list of various kinds of planes: "chase planes / pace planes / escorting outer-space planes / high planes / sly planes / picture-taking spy planes." Alternating between couplets and unrhymed lines, and possessing an unrelentingly strong beat regardless of the changing meter, the poem focuses on factual information about aircraft. It does not impart the sense of the excitement and admiration mentioned at the end of the book for the "airplanes flying / way up there!" and "all those who spread their wings in flight." Slick as an ad in an airline magazine, the book will probably be attractive nonetheless to children fascinated with planes. Ages 4-8.
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