Up and Away! Hello, Airplane by Bill Cotter
THE AIRPLANE SAYS HELLO TO THE SKY.
Passengers have boarded and the airplane rises over the town and over the mountains and into a thick layer of clouds as the sun sets on the horizon.
It soars through the starry night while the people sleep inside, and into the morning, where the newly risen sun casts the plane's shadow on the cloud cover below.
Soon the airplane begins its descent through the gauzy clouds toward the runways below, where it's time to say
... HELLO TO THE GROUND.
In a calm, flowing text and lovely illustrations of land and air, Bill Cotter's Hello, Airplane! (Sourcebook/Jabberwocky, 2014) constructs an appealing picture book for youngsters about to take their first ride through the sky. His illustrations utilize primary colors and a variety of artistic perspectives, but choose a realistic style of passenger liner instead of the toy plane depiction that some preschool books prefer. This one flows beautifully from takeoff to touchdown in a picture book that will likely turn first-time fliers into frequent fliers.
Bill Cotter is also the author of the zany best-selling Don't Push the Button!