The Boy and the Airplane

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 2, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Kindness needs no words in this soaring tale that is ideal for gift-giving.

When a little boy’s prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution.

Rendered in sepia tones and exemplifying a touching message, this wordless story is gracefully open to interpretation, containing a seed of wisdom for every reader.

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"The Boy and the Airplane" is a great wordless picture book for teaching the concept of problem. The book shows a boy who was given a toy airplane when one day he was playing and got it stuck on the ... Read full review

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I love “The Boy and the Airplane.” The main idea of this wordless picture book is to show the aging of a young boy and how as you get older, you are more generous to those who are younger. First of ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Writer and illustrator Mark Pett has practiced his craft in Philadelphia, Prague, the Mississippi Delta, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to illustrating several books, Mark is the “authorstrator” of The Boy and the Airplane and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. He is also the creator of the syndicated comic strips Mr. Lowe and Lucky Cow. He lives in Salt Lake City. Visit him at

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