I Can Fly A Plane

by Anna and Marty Tullemans
Illustrated by Marty Tullemans
ISBN 9 780648 380603

Marty Tullemans has been flying since he was sixteen.  He was an Ansett pilot until the company’s demise and subsequently took work as a flying instructor until the opportunity arose to return to piloting commercial airliners.  He’d always wanted to show small children the process of flying and determined that a picture book documenting flight in a light plane would be the ideal way to accomplish that. 

Marty and his author wife, Anna, wrote I Can Fly A Plane to ignite a passion to fly in young children and to explain how aeroplane flight is achieved. 

Though written in a fun rhyme reminiscent of A Cat in The Hat, the authors have used the actual language pilots use.  They have included a glossary of these words in the back of the book along with several pages of a Captain’s Log for children to fill in, either in pretend play or on a real commercial flight. 

Marty has illustrated I Can Fly A Plane with simple, though authentic, water-colour drawings.  Readers can also purchase a companion colouring book complete with coloured pencils.

I Can Fly A Plane will delight the budding pilots in your family.

Rhonda Valentine Dixon
1 November 2020

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