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I like the book because it includes very useful and helpful information about an airport and talks about something that we should inform children to pay attention to. There are many dialogs through the book, which are another appropriate way for older children to develop their communication skills. It also introduces a lot of common sense of live such as a car needs to pump gas at the gasoline station and it’s very dangerous for sailing while it is storming. Using very detail illustrations to de...
I bought this for my 2-year-old right before she went on her 1st plane ride. I didn't know just how much of a hit it would be. It's been 4 months and we still read it almost nightly. The more I read it to her, the more I like it (it was initially too busy for my taste). There isn't a ton of text compared to what's going on in the illustrations, so it allows a new conversation each time about the details of the illustrations. My daughter especially enjoys looking for the little guy dressed in gre...
I kind of hate reading this with my kid, but he loves it. Luckily he will look st it on his own and be entertained for a long time.
I wish my daughter didn't love this book so much. We've read it so many times that she's memorized it. We bought it during a trip to see family at the LaGuardia airport during a layover. Since then she constantly asks when we can go back to the airport.The book does a great job of pointing out vocabulary at an airport, with a few exceptions. My daughter now thinks that every airport comes complete with a Bratwurst Balloon and a German fox named Mr. VonFlugel.
How I loved the airport as a child! It was so exciting, all that hustle and bustle. My favorite parts were parking at the top of the "round and round" and riding the shuttle to the far terminals. ("Please hold on to a hand rail. Also, notice the lighted display for the next destination.") Richard Scarry's cheerful illustrations make this a fun "learning" book.
both kids (3 and 6) love it. it's fun to explore, and they love looking for Mr. Frumble and his hat on each page.
I find this book a tad absurdist, which is entirely unexpected in the genre of books about things that vroom. (My son's favorite) Though I imagine there's a wide range of urban planning, subjects that could use a dose of such humor when presenting them to kids ... waste management for example.
so weird and whimsical! has a bit of a story too, not just labels. the jets fighting like dinosaurs are a personal favorite. though the plane car driving up an escalator is pretty great too. also bratwurst balloon and mustard basket so weird and whimsical! has a bit of a story too, not just labels. the jets fighting like dinosaurs are a personal favorite. though the plane car driving up an escalator is pretty great too. also bratwurst balloon and mustard basket <3 ...more
A decect little story, great for building vocabulary related to airports and travel.
Loved this one as a kid! I remember poring over all the words on the page, studying the illustrations and liking the stories. I think it is a fun one for children.
"Monkey peel banana."
My son loves this book!
Naturally, this book was a hit! My two-year-old loves all of his Richard Scarry books, from the original to the ones like this that are written by the "Richard Scarry Corporation," to be specific. This is missing some of the funny asides and rhetorical questions that feature in the older books by Richard Scarry himself, but there are still tons of silly and interesting things to point to and talk about on every page. Bonus: This book taught my son the word "bratwurst."Update: As of January 2016,...
I bought this because I love aircraft and airports. Accordingly, I would like my son to like airports. Also, I loved Richard Scarry when I was a kid. I was pretty sure Da was going to score with this one. Like I often have, I made a mistake.Some people have called this book "plotless", but it does have a plot. It's just not a good plot. A worm. A family. A crazy unreconstructed Prussian uncle and a dirigible bratwurst that's acres big. What could go wrong?Buy it for the illustrations and the com...
This book is about a brother and sister getting to visit an airport to learn about how airplanes work, and all the work put into airplanes. They get to see the different people who do things like fuel the planes and check people in and even get to ride with a pilot!This is a cute book that offers a big vocabulary and a fun adventure to the airport. A lot of kids don't get to experience airports at a young age, so it's a new world to them when reading a book like this. I enjoyed the storyline and...
As with all Scarry books, this had so much to offer and kept us going for at least 40 minutes whilst waiting at the gate at the airport on our recent trip. The cat family are supposed to be going on a boat ride but it starts to rain. A local eccentric millionaire - Rudolf Von Flugel offers to take the kids to the airport and proceeds to show them every aspect of the airport whilst driving around, inside and out, in his strange car and then in his personal hot-dog shaped hot air balloon. A fun ad...
Next week we will see four different airports. So I purchased this book to start the excitement. Bingo! We read it twice in row before the bed time and we had problem to put it down. I had to promise to read it in the morning. Lucy decided she will use the book as a checklist/scavenger hunt at the airport.
Classic Scarry style... lots of good vocab but they always feel too busy to me. Not a huge fan of the illustration style but it does the trick My I have found with the tiniest of readers. My little thought the hot dog balloon was funny especially when it pops!
Actually written by his son using the name Huck Scarry under the Richard Scarry corporation- copywrite 2001.
Fun overview of an airport (especially if you are preparing to go on a trip and you want to get kids comfortable with the ideas before you get there).
this shit really made my chilhood. :D
A fun book about airports. Huckle, Sally and Lowly go on an adventure at the airport and they learn how it works. It's pretty cool!
Creative illustrations. A good book to read with kids.
While I think this book can be silly my boys love pointing out all of the strange things going on in the pictures. It is a good picture book for them to look at.
A Day At The Airport is all about the action of an ordinary or not so ordinary airport. Huckle & Sally enjoy a personal tour with Mr. Von Flugel.
A good story and the usual excellent Richard Scarry illustrations. It's a short book compared to his "big" books, but the story is fun. Ever see a blimp that looks like a hot dog with mustard?
It's a Richard Scarry's book. Need I say more, it's always a good read.
A little long for a toddler, but now that he's older the story didn't capture him. Great pictures though.
This is best when you read Mr. Von Flugel with a German accent.