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Away In My Aeroplane ~ A Picture Book Review

Away In My Aeroplane by Margaret Wise Brown 

Illustrated by: Henry Fisher

Series: N/A

Published: Parragon Books Ltd., 2014

Edition: Paperback

Narrated By: N/A

Length: 32 pages

Genre: Picture book, children’s fiction, poetic fiction

Where Did I Get It? Kindly received from Parragon Books as part of their Book Buddies scheme.


Opening Line(s):

Riding along in my aeroplane,

over the clouds and through the rain.


My Review: Another Margaret Wise Brown classic enhanced by Henry Fisher’s bold illustrations, Away In My Aeroplane is another hit with the Smalls.

A simple story of a young boy’s fantasies about flying in his aeroplane meeting birds, waving to the sun and wheeling and gliding over the world, the pictures almost say more than the text with their rich, textured detail.

Tori and Arthur loved spotting things in the picture and seeing the boy’s long scarf flowing out behind his aeroplane making shapes and patterns in the sky. They were fascinated by the people shown from above in one picture – at first not realising they were looking at the tops of heads but thinking they were brown holes in the floor!

Simple enough for early readers to read alone and rich enough in illustration to keep the attention of little boys who sometimes find bouncing on their sister more interesting than story books, Away In My Aeroplane is a wonderful addition to our bookshelf and well recommended to everyone with young children in the house!

My Rating: 4/5*

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