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