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MYRO AND THE JET FIGHTER by Nick Rose

MYRO AND THE JET FIGHTER

By Nick Rose (Author) , Lucy Corrina (Illustrator) , NickRose Ltd (Developer)

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 2012
Publisher: NickRose Ltd.

The story of Myro, the smallest plane in the world, lands squarely on the point that small can be big on character.

When showoff Jimo the jet fighter scares chipper microlight Myro out of his own airspace and then makes fun of him by calling him “lawnmower,” Myro is upset and begins to doubt himself. But when Jimo crash-lands, sending out a Mayday call, Myro saves the pilot and calls in reinforcements, showing Jimo that what matters most is character, not size. Narrated by Christopher Biggins, with “Read to Me,” “Read by Myself” and “Record Myself” options, the tale soars high with vivid 3-D animation, original music, adventure maps, games and fact sheets. Young airplane enthusiasts will love the pilot lingo, call signs, size and speed information, as well as detailed information on Jimo the Jet Fighter. New readers will find the phonetic alphabet game educational and enjoyable, along with the often hilarious commentary/sound effects by chickens, geckos, koalas and kookaburras, identified throughout the story by tappable blue dots. Myro even comes with his own sing-along songs.

Although the story itself teeters on the edge of melodrama at times, this aerospace twist on The Little Engine That Could is worth the time in the air. (optimized for iPad 3; compatible with iPad 2; iOS 6+ recommended) (iPad storybook app. 3-7)