EVERYTHING GOES: WHAT FLIES IN THE AIR? by Brian Biggs

EVERYTHING GOES: WHAT FLIES IN THE AIR?

From the "Everything Goes" series
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 1 - 3

KIRKUS REVIEW

A compelling collection of things that fly and a counting book all rolled into one.

On the opening double-page spread, “10 birds” fly across a bright blue sky. On subsequent pages, a seaplane, a balloon, a helicopter and more appear on the scene, and as they do, one bird leaves the flock to hitch a ride on the vehicle in question. The text is simple, describing the number of birds still left to count and labeling the flying apparatus: “4 birds and a race plane.” This pattern continues with the appearance of a glider, a biplane, a Wright flyer and even a blimp, until only one bird is left solo on the page. While the end is a little anticlimactic, Biggs’ thick-lined cartoons in bright colors provide a clear counting experience for little ones and are playfully droll as goggled and wide-eyed pilots and passengers are visible inside the various contraptions.

A delightful addition to the Everything Goes book series; here’s hoping more vessels are not too far behind. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-06-195816-8
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2014




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