Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The
World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and
mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers presentThe Kids' Paper Airplane Book.
Written and designed for younger paper pilots, it has simpler planes with
brighter, bolder graphics; games, activities, and fun aviation facts (the
"A=Alpha, B=Bravo" pilots' alphabet, for example); and everything kids need to
fold and fly. They will learn how to design their own planes, do stunts, and
build a 3-D airport with stuff found around the house, and they'll discover
that the largest aircraft ever flown wasn't a plane at all. There are 16 models
and 76 full-color planes in all, a full-color poster of an airport, a pilot's
license and flight log, and a field guide to common aircraft.
But the irresistible attraction, as in the grown-up version, are the planes
themselves: The Count, The Dragon, The Manta Ray, The Slice, The Aerobat, the
Saturn Rocket. Plus the chance to be the next world record holder.
Selection of the Doubleday Kids' Club. Suitable for ages 5 and up. 360,000
copies in print.