Review of Pilot Jane and the runaway plane

This picture book is written by Caroline Baxter and illustrated. by Izabela Ciesinska

childrens book reviewsWhen Boolino books got in touch and asked if I would be interested in reviewing this book I knew by reading the title that I defiantly wanted to write the review.

This book will appeal to early years settings, especially child minders as it challenges the gender stereotype that boys and girls can only do certain things.

The book is aimed at 2-5 year olds and was published on 8 March 2017 to coincide with International Woman’s day


On opening the book the inside cover has wonderful pictures of multi-coloured planes flying among clouds


the text is written in rhyme which will encourage children to predict the words at the end of each line which in time helps  promote early reading. I have written more on this in my post titled helping and encouraging your child to read.

The story is about a clever, brave female pilot named Jane who flies in her plane to many different  countries and cities which also introduces young children to the names of places they may not otherwise be familiar with.

Throughout the book there are fantastic illustrations that are sure to be attractive to young readers.

I absolutely love this book and would recommend it to parents and professional child carers to add to their book shelves, it will make great bedtime reading but could equally be enjoyed at any time of day. On finishing the book the back inside cover shows the places where Pilot Jane has travelled reminding children once again of the names of the countries, which early years settings could use to demonstrate  how they are covering the understanding the world early learning goal.


Pilot Jane and the runaway plane is published by Big Sunshine books and retails at £6.99

Disclosure: I was gifted this book for the purpose of the review but all opinions are my own.

As always questions/comments are welcome






19 Comments on “Review of Pilot Jane and the runaway plane

  1. It sounds like a really fun and educational book. I know my 2yo would love it as he’s made about planes and all things transportation related! Thanks for linking to #EatSleepBlogRT. Hope you can join next week.

  2. I was interested to read this as I won a copy of this book. Can’t wait for it to arrive to share with my grandchildren

  3. Oh I love the sound of this, but then any book with a strong female character is always a winner in my book (op no pun intended). My two would love this they absolutely love planes and I like a story that rhymes so sounds perfect for us. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

  4. Looks a fab book great review I will be sure to check it out Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  5. This book looks great! My 5 year old daughter loves books about different countries and is really interested in Amelia Earhart, so a book about a female pilot travelling the world would be right up her street! I’ll have to look out for it! #KLTR

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