The Littlest Airplane by Brooke Hartman, illustrated by John Joseph

The Littlest Airplane by Brooke Hartman, illustrated by John Joseph. Alaska Northwest Books, 2022. 9781513128641 

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Format: This was an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy), but it will be in hardcover picture book

What did you like about the book? This is a really cute story about a plane that is smaller than all the others. He feels inferior because he can’t do what the big planes can. But when people get stuck in a storm and call for help, the big planes are too big to land to rescue the people, the little plane can reach them and he saves them. The illustrations were cute; I love the expressiveness of the planes.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No, it was great!

To whom would you recommend this book?  Children ages 2-5, especially those who feel small or inadequate. Fans of Little Blue Truck.

Who should buy this book? Daycares, elementary schools, and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Vicky Tandy, Athol Public Library, Athol, MA

Date of review: April 26, 2022

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