Up to this point my nephew and I have really enjoyed these "Mr. Small" books by Lois Lenski
. This one was a little harder to enjoy, though. There is a lot of technical stuff in here about how Pilot Small gets his airplane to perform as it does, and I guess that's all well and good if the child you're reading this book to is all about airplanes. The text is longer and more detailed than other Mr. Small books, and this one didn't hold my four year old nephew's attention quite as well as books like Cowboy Small
, The Little Auto
, or The Little Farm
. He still liked the book, but I don't think he was captivated by it.