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Emma Jane's Aeroplane


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A light-hearted picture book about Emma Jane, her aeroplane, and the friends she makes on her adventures.

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Katie Haworth is an editor and writer originally from New Zealand, where she was a Commissioning Editor at Penguin Books. She is the author of several picture books, including Petunia Paris's Parrot and Emma Jane's Aeroplane and she now works as a Senior Commissioning Editor in London.


Time for an amazing tour of the world aboard a magical flying machine. It's "Emma Jane's Aeroplane"! We love books that make clever use of rhyme. You remember those fantastic nursery rhymes that slowly build by repetition to a fabulous climax, like "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" or "Old Macdonald Had a Farm" - and I'm pretty sure nearly everyone reading this would be able to belt out a spirit version of those. "Emma Jane's Aeroplane" builds in the same way as our plucky heroine embarks on a night time flight around the world. A beautiful book travelling the world and fab for younger kids who will love the excitement and adventure (and the animals of course), and will also love joining in with the fun rhymes. * Read it Daddy *
Katie Haworth, an exciting new writing talent from New Zealand, has a wonderful way with words and this action-packed adventure is packed with light and lovely rhymes and a colourful cast of amazing animal characters. Illustrator Daniel Rieley, who works in a range of media from pencils and watercolours to digital, provides the fantastic visual backdrop to a terrific tale that inspires youngsters to also aim high. One bright night, Emma Jane sets off Rieley's wonderfully busy and atmospheric illustrations add extra life, vigour and colour to a sparkling rhyming story packed with fun, daring, friendship and discovery, and just made for little explorers. A high-flying adventure story with a down-to-earth cast! -- Pam Norfolk * Lancashire Evening Post *
This is a brilliant story for little adventure-lovers! Emma Jane zooms off in her aeroplane visiting cities around the world - London, Paris, New York, Beijing and Sydney - making new friends along the way. Her new friends immediately hop aboard which is a good thing too as Emma Jane's aeroplane gets into trouble along the way and they help her get flying again! Told in a rhyming narrative this is such a great read aloud story, though I would say it's slightly on the long-side for us as we do several stories at bedtime, although BookBairn doesn't mind - it's just us parents keen to get the bairns to bed! The illustrations are so clever too with each character beautifully captured and coloured to stand out from the page. It makes me want to join Emma Jane's crew! I love this one! And Emma Jane make s brilliant, plucky protagonist that I hope BookBairn admires amongst her Mighty Girl role models. * Book Bairn *

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