Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport. In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the mysterious conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne. But wait! There's more! The youngest family member's sock monkey has gone missing. Follow it at the bottom of the page as it makes a journey as memorable as that of the humans above.
The Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Way Things Work introduces youngsters to the mechanical science of jet planes that recreates an airplane ride while explaining how powerful engines, specially designed wings and cockpit controls work together to enable a jet's flight. Simultaneous.