Buckle up for a little bear's first flight in this adorable, light-as-air picture book by New York Times bestselling author Deborah Underwood and critically acclaimed artist Sam Wedelich.
Follow a bear cub, their grownup, and their beloved stuffie Teddy as they make their way through the busy airport and cub's first plane ride. Their destination? A bear-y special family reunion with grandma! This cheerful, rhyming, reassuring go-to for little ones preparing for their first (or second or tenth) flight is a gentle adventure full of accessible bear puns and delightful touches, plus a detailed map of the bear-port on the endpapers.
Here’s the shuttle—climb inside.
Time for your first bearplane ride!
“The perfect pick for first-time fliers . . . Essential." —Common Sense Media
“Buoyant and properly reassuring." —Booklist
* "Both accessible and fun." —BCCB (starred review)
“Fun for travelers of all ages.” —The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
About the Author
Deborah Underwood's Outside In was a Caldecott Honor book. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Here Comes the Easter Cat, The Quiet Book, Every Little Letter, and The Panda Problem. Deborah lives in Northern California with her feline muse, Bella.
Sam Wedelich is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist living with her family in upstate NY. She is the creator of Chicken Little: The Real and Totally True Tale and Chicken Little and the Big Bad Wolf. Sam enjoys gardening, cycling, and making music when she’s not hunched over her art table to make something funny or beautiful.
“Veteran young fliers and newbies alike will benefit from this buoyant and properly reassuring rehearsal." —Booklist
★ "Underwood adds another meaningful picture book to her lineup as she dismantles the scariest aspects of airplane travel, making the process both accessible and fun. . . . There’s plenty of storytime potential as the adult bear addresses the bear cub with reassurances and advice . . Wedelich’s digital art complements the talent of Underwood’s writing as she captures the bear cub’s glossy-eyed excitement [and] a plethora of background details for viewers to indulge in . . . Read this book to alleviate some of the stress of travel." —BCCB (starred review)
"The perfect pick for first-time fliers, this sweet picture book will prepare young kids for anything they might encounter in the airport or on an airplane. Bearplane! uses melodic rhyming verses and charming illustrations to convey a comforting sense of excitement . . . An essential addition to the library of any young child who's new to the skies." —Common Sense Media
“Adorable . . . Perfect for little travelers taking flight for the first time.” —TinyBeans
“With delightful pictures by illustrator Sam Wedelich, Underwood’s bear cub protagonist discovers in Bearplane! what traveling through airports and taking flight are all about. . . . The journey is fun for travelers of all ages.” —The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin