Monday, June 6, 2022

Book Review: 'The Littlest Airplane' by Brooke Hartman

✰✰✰✰✰ There's an airport way up north where airplanes come and go all day. The turboprop is reliable, and the cargo plane is strong. The jet plane is super quick, but the littlest plane is always left behind. All the little bush plane can do is watch the others as they fly around, until one day, a storm blows into town. With people stranded in the snowy mess, the turboprop, cargo plane, and jet plane all try to rescue them. All three fail leaving the people struck. Who will save them now? Surely not the littlest plane. But the bush plane is not scared; slowly and surely he sets out. With the odds stacked against him and time running out, will the littlest plane be able to save the day? Check out this inspiring tale to find out. 

The Bottom Line: This sweet, inspirational tale reminds me of The Little Engine That Could. With rhyming verse and colorful, snowy illustrations, this picture book is sure to please. The book also contains information about the parts of a bush plane and a little bit of history at the end. Highly recommended for kids who need a little boost of self-confidence. Also, enthusiastically recommended for story times.

Details: The Littlest Airplane written by Brooke Hartman & illustrated by John Joseph. Picture book published by Alaska Northwest Books (am imprint of West Margin Press) in 2022. 32 p. ISBN: 978-1-51312-864-1 [Note: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was made possible via the Early Reviewers program at LibraryThing.]

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