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Angela's Airplane Early Reader

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This is a Children's book that I read to my twin boys. I found this book to be so funny and cute. I love that my boys found this book to be funny. I really loved the ending of this book because it shows that you really cannot grow up to become anything you want. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Annick Press) or author (Robert Munsch) via NetGalley, so I can give an honest review about how I feel about this book. I want to send a big Thank you to them for that.
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Angela's Airplane will always be close to my heart. It normalizes pilots that are female which is unfortunately still an important thing to do these days. The other side to this story is that is it possible to move on from mistakes.  What the kids will take from it is a funny story. My only complaint (and it is silly) is that motors don't go vroom, engines do. As a pilot, I do have to agree that the best part of flying is pushing buttons.  
The Early Reader version of this story is a simpler version of the story we all know and love.  My six year old enjoyed being able to read the book all by himself.  At the end of the book, there are activities to further explore the story and build literacy skills with your child.
As a parent to a new reader, I appreciated the Getting Ready for Reading Tips. This book would be an excellent addition to a home library or classroom.

Thank you to NetGalley and Annick Press Ltd for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Not Impressed.  The actual story is okay.  It seems a bit old fashioned, (like something I would have read in the 80’s) and a bit long for the level it states its is.  What is the worst part is all the front matter. There are pages and pages of things that explain the story or ask the reader to pay attention to something.  But this front matter is written at a higher level than the rest of the story.  Then it repeats again in the back matter with more stuff to do or look for, that does not match the reading level of the book.  It has the possibility to frustrate the reader before they actually get to the story.
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Oh no! A 5 year old should not be flying an airplane!

This is a fun early reader that is engaging and focuses on words that start with the letter "A."  This whole series of books does a great job at focusing on particular letters and has repetitive words to help learning.  The silliness kept my 1st grader enjoying the book and she loved the additional activities at the end.  These books are a great tool to help build reader confidence.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of this ARC for my honest review.
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A great adaptation of Munsch's longer works. This early reader is clearly constructed to provide an enriching experience for readers, with extra pages about word and letter sounds, to help with comprehension of the story, and extension. Probably will most find it's home in a school or one on one with parents.
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When my children were little, we borrowed Angela’s Airplane from the library several times. My kids enjoyed this story about a little girl’s unlikely adventures when “Angela’s father got lost” at the airport. When I saw that an early reader version was being published, I wanted to read it and see how it compared to the original book.

I was pleasantly surprised to read the same hilarious story I remembered. Munsch has an amazing talent for authoring interesting stories for children while remaining humorous and enjoyable for an adult to read to a child.

This early reader would be a terrific addition to any beginning reader’s book collection. It is definitely a book that kids would want to read again and again!
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In my early teaching years, I was introduced to Robert Munsch books by a fellow teacher.  I fell in love with the humorous stories and the fun illustrations.  Seeing that there were early reader versions coming out made me excited to see how they were structured.  As with the original version, Angela's Airplane Early Reader is silly and entertaining.  It is sure to make children laugh.  I was pleased to see that there are additions to this version for before and after reading.  There is an introduction to the characters in the story and the high-frequency words that are in the book.  There is also a short lesson on phonics (letter 'a') and the use of "self-talk" in writing. The letter 'a' is in green throughout the text, drawing attention to how it is used in words.  At the end of the book are pictures to use for a retelling activity and some writing prompts to encourage children to think about future jobs they may like to have.  Then, it finishes up with some tips for getting ready to read and ways to make reading more fun.  As a teacher, I enjoyed this new version and I know that my students will too.
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I was really excited when I saw that this book was being published. Robert Munsch is a beloved author from the U.S. and Canada who inspired the love of reading in so many children and adults for generations. This book combines the classic story and illustrations that readers know and love with the strategies teachers and parents want to teach their young readers readily available at the beginning and end of the book. 

Leveled books are a great tool for young readers but also have a bad rap and history of being extremely dull. This book breaks that mold because it features the same story kids love but is written in an accessible font, and includes pre and post reading activities. Robert Munsch books are great for kids to begin with. They offer repetitive text, are fun to read and listen to and are generally written at about a grade 2 level. The adjustments to this book make it even more accessible and in my opinion are the best of both worlds! As a grade 3 teacher (who is currently doing a Robert Munsch unit in class at the time of this review) I would absolutely like to see this book in my classroom library, especially for home reading or guided reading purposes. Children love these books and they gravitate towards them in grades k-4. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the 3-9 age range, as well as slightly older students who typically struggle with reading or dislike reading or are learning to read in English, as I think this book would be perfect to support them while still being something that is enjoyable to read. 

Thanks SO much to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. I can't wait to order copies for my classroom next fall!
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As part of their ‘Early Reader’ re-release, some of the classic works of the beloved Robert Munsch have been adapted to include a guide that is placed to help a young reader explore sounds, consonants, character voices & plot comprehension. 

Cheeky, curious Angela is wandering around without her father at an airport & stumbles upon an aeroplane that is unmanned. Of course, she asks herself permission to wander in & touch a button—just one button. To which a slew of chaos & adventure ensues, culminating in Angela landing the plane & become a pilot when she is all grown up. 

Munsch’s stories are uncomplicated & quick. They rely on the reader’s imagination & ability to marvel at the absurd. This is certainly not a negative thing. This story highlights how such a short book can hold so very much—Angela flew a three-propeller plane all alone! Without holding on to fear or worry, she decided that she had enjoyed her experience so very much that it merited making it into a full-blown career. 

By relying on the imagination of a child to read something so pointed—a crazy story some might feel—& allowing them to view what might be a scary event as something that can be turned around & brought to life—a career as a pilot, for example—children may be allowed to dream to their fullest abilities without worrying about any pebbles in the road. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Annick Press Ltd & Robert Munsch for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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I received an ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I've just read a whole bunch of Robert Munsch easy readers in a row and I just don't even know what to say anymore except that he is hilarous. These books are killing me. I'm years old and I'm sitting in a room reading these aloud to my 68 year old mother and we are both getting the giggles. My little kids are never going to stop repeating the lines from these books. And I don't think I'll even mind.
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