Little Plane Learns To Write

illus. by Stephen Savage. 32p. Roaring Brook. Jun. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781626724365.
PreS-K—Little Plane is excited to start flight school, where he's learning how to skywrite. He practices his dives and arcs, but he just cannot get the hang of his loopity-loops. Little Plane tries and tries until he declares, "Writing is too hard." After trying one more time, he carefully flies around the moon and makes a perfect loopity-loop without getting dizzy. This simple story is geared to very early readers and writers. For children who like planes, it could be a favorite. The graphic-style digital images are simply drawn, with a palette that includes the primary colors of the ground and the blues and grays of the sky.
VERDICT The lesson to keep trying until you succeed is a good one for fledgling readers and writers, and the crisp, engaging artwork will keep storytime audiences engaged.

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