Sunday, 19 March 2017

Blog Tour Competition + Review: Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane by Caroline Baxter and Izabela Ciesinska (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)

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So cute!!!!!
8th March 2017, Big Sunshine Books, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Book summary
Join Pilot Jane, a fun and fearless airline captain, as she travels the world with her best friend Rose, a high-speed passenger jet. Together Jane and Rose have exciting adventures and form a perfect team, delivering their passengers safely to destinations as far afield as Alaska and Australia. But when disaster strikes and Rose falls ill, Jane is paired with 'lean, mean flying machine' Mighty Mitch. Can she still get the Queen to her party on time? Featuring a clever and courageous heroine, this action-packed rhyming story celebrates 'Girl Power' and shows what you can achieve if you work together. Fasten your seatbelt and get ready for take-off!

Nayu's thoughts
As well as a spotlight post this is a review too as I managed to read it in time! I was drawn to the super cute cover and then the description of the tale. Jane is adorable! More so because she has plaits which I like a lot. Encouraging girls to aspire to be a pilot is really important as it's predominantly a male profession. I don't have the stomach or energy to become one, but I think it's a super career to have. If only planes were pink in real life...but there is a Hello Kitty plane in Asia!
See more on the dedicated website & by searching for Hello Kitty Plane (of which there are 7 with different styles!!! AWESOME!)
Back to the book... I'm love the girlyness of the plane and the sheer fun Jane has with Rose. It's a motivational read, showing that even when you make a mistake in what you eat and can't do something exactly as you'd planned it can still be a fun adventure. I like the way that prejudice towards female pilots is addressed, proving girls can fly just as well as guys. I love how happy and relaxed Jane looks at each destination, and how Rose is a living plane with feelings and needs. It makes sense as I tend to anthropomophise things (thats the word where you give objects human qualities, right?) and it makes the planes easier to relate to, and use prejudice without humans being directly involved (making it a lighter read.) Please ignore anything that doesn't make sense as I'm putting this review part in when I'm loopy from mega strong meds. Only doing it as I don't know how I'll be tomorrow (Sat) & want it to go out on time!)

Author info
Caroline at a book reading

Caroline Baxter lives in Oxford with her husband and two young children. From an early age she always had her nose in a book – and now does so for a living! Caroline grew up in South Wales and, after graduating with a BA in English Literature from Cardiff University, held a variety of management roles at UK universities including, most recently, at the University of Oxford. The Bear Cub Bakers, her first book, was written while on maternity leave with her daughter. Her second book,Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane, was published recently on International Women’s Day (8 March 2017). Caroline loves travelling, yoga, baking (and eating) cake, dogs, days out and snuggling up with a good story.
UK only competition 

If you'd like to get yourself a copy of this adorable read simply fill in the form below! Once the winner is chosen I'll email them for their details which I give to the publisher so they can send on the book.
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