Now in Paperback!Just in time for summer travel, this paperback edition of THE NOISY AIRPLANE RIDE offers a rhyming tour of the variety of sounds a child might hear before, during, and after takeoff. Rhythmic noises make for a great read-aloud.A final double-page spread helps clarify some of the sights and physical sensations of a plane ride, from luggage loading to queasiness."Will no doubt provide comfort to young, first-time flyers." -Booklist"A contribution both cogent and soothing to the scanty library of preflight, or in-flight, reading matter for young, infrequent flyers."-Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Mike Downs started his career racing for Group 44, the factory Triumph sports car team on the East Coast. After winning a national championship, he moved to California to race the new Titan Formula Ford for the West Coast distributor. Mike raced for forty years, competing in TransAm, IMSA, Formula Atlantic, and FIA endurance races. and drove factory cars for Triumph, Porsche, Datsun, and Titan. He wone his last championship with a sports car he designed and built at his company, Downs Engineering. He enjoys writing in his office looking over the vineyards in Northern California where he lives with his lovely wife, Kathy.
David Gordon has done concept work for Pixar's "Toy Story I and II, "A Bug's Life, and "Monsters, Inc., as well as Nickelodeon's acclaimed cartoon show "SpongeBob SquarePants.
He grew up in Colorado and attended art school in New York City. He currently lives in New York, where he spends his time creating new stories and movies for children.