let’s fly! (children’s book)
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DESCRIPTIONLets Fly! (children's book) What is air? What are the properties of air? What makes airplanes fly? Join Airic, the character of the book, to uncover the answers.
by Inga Vasiljeva
Written and illustrated by Inga Vasiljeva
Copyright 2015 by Inga Vasiljeva. All rights reserved.
Designed and published in Chicago, USA.
Printed and bound by Blurb, Inc.
First edition, June 2015.
Preface The goal of the book is to help parents
answer tough questions asked by their
children about why things fly.
The function of this book is to serve
as a fun and educational tool in exploring
and learning the science of flying.
Intro: Airicthe air bubble 15
Propertiesofair: air takes up space 67
air has weight 89
air has pressure 1013
air moves 1419
air compared to Helium 1819
Airics daydream 2021
air expands by heating 2225
air sinks by cooling 26
air as an air brake 2729
Airplanes: shape of the body 3031
shape of the wings 3237
function of the tail 3841
FlightPerformance: winglets 4649
flight controls 6669
This is Airic,
the main character of the book.
Airic is an air bubble.
He is made of air particles called
Nitrogen and Oxygen.
On a sunny morning,
while visiting his grandmother in Chicago,
Airic heard a bird chirp outside.
He ran to the window
to see what kind of bird it was.
It was a Robin.
Hi Robin!, said Airic.
Good Morning, Airic!,
may I share some breakfast with you,
said the cheerful bird with
a big worm between the blades of its beak.
No, no, thank you!, said Airic.
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Are you not hungry?, asked the bird.
Airic smiled and said:
No, I am just a bubble of air.
Air does not get hungry.
DING DONG, the doorbell rang.
Airics friends were at the door.
Lets go for a bike ride, Airic! they shouted.
Wait for me!, replied Airic, quickly putting on his shoes.
Before riding the bicycle,
Airic pumped the tires until
the tires were full of air.
After the bicycle ride, Airics friend Freddy
asked Airic to make a balloon.
Airic took a deep breath and blew inside the ballon.
The balloon grew bigger and bigger
with each breath.
The big, red baloon burst.
Oh no!, exclaimed Airic. Why did it burst?
The balloon burst because too much air was inside.
I dont like when it happens!, cried Airic.
Air pressure is not all bad, Airic.
It does many good things, his friends explained.
What kind of things?, asked Airic.
When an airplane moves forward,
the air pressure under the wings
lifts the airplane up in the air, they said.
Airic blew another balloon.
When balloon got big and round
Airic stopped blowing.
The balloon had just enough air in it
and did not burst.
Airic then tied a string around the balloon
and put it on the ground.
Soon the wind came running over the lawn.
The wind picked the balloon up in the air.
Put the balloon down!, shouted Airic.
I want to take the balloon home with me!, shouted the wind.
Oh, no. This balloon is for my friend!, said Airic firmly.
Okay!, said the wind and released the balloon.
Airic took another balloon.
He filled the balloon with Helium.
Helium is gas that is lighter than air.
The balloon quickly rose in the air.
Airic then gave the blue balloon
to the wind.
Thank you, Airic, said the wind and
I want to fly too!, said Airic.
Can I fly without wings?
I will read a book to find out.
Preview shows 27 pages of 76 page book.
Most suitable for ages 410, although written
to be enjoyed by adults alike.
Being both fun and educational, the book is a
great addition to a storytelling hour in your home.
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