WHEN YOU FLY by Lyna Wheeling

WHEN YOU FLY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pre-flight training for the very young--a good idea grounded by bad verse and coy irrelevancies. Accompanying two tots aboard a plane, the listener/looker learns about seat belts and speed, galleys and lavatories; meets the un-official crew (lumpy stewardess, oafish co-pilot, scruffy captain); flies through day and night until a safe landing ""not one minute late."" But that's not all--there may be ""a painter whom you can't see...painting a picture of you"" (i.e. your plane) and the first star is ""up in the sky right where you are."" We suspect that these appendages were required by the rhyme scheme, which is erratic at best; so is the metre. So, unfortunately, is the book.

Pub Date: July 20th, 1967
Publisher: Little, Brown