How to Build a Plane

A soaring adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship

How to Build a Plane
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Format: Hardback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781633220416
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Guided Reading Level: Q
Grade Level Equivalent: 4



Learn about flying and teamwork as three unlikely friends work to build a miniature airplane.

In How to Build a Plane, three unlikely friends--Eli, a mouse; Phoebe, a sparrow; and Hank, a frog--decide to build a small plane together. The story follows the friendly trio as they learn all about how a plane flies and how it is constructed. Detailed illustrations show the inner workings of a plane, teaching children the basics of how each part works together to get the plane flying. Through hard work and perseverance, Eli, Phoebe, and Hank learn about both planes and teamwork. With the help of this sweet story, children will learn how airplanes stay up in the air, how a pilot controls the plane, what an aircraft engine looks like, and much more.

The author

Martin Sodomka is a graphic designer based in the Czech Republic. He is a self-published illustrator of books for children.

A beautiful storyteller, Saskia Lacey is an educational children's author with an extensive teaching background. Lacey has developed engaging children's stories and projects for a variety of publishers and illustrators.

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Format: Hardback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781633220416
Illustrations: 100 color images
Size: 8.75 in x 8.75 in x 0.375 in / 222.25 mm x 222.25 mm x 9.525 mm