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Wednesday 6 December 2017

Review: Busy Builders: Airport

What a fabulous book/craft/toy. Busy Builders: Airport really has it all.

The book part is just brilliant. Around 23 pages of facts and information that step you through the whole airport adventure from the moment you pick up your ticket to landing at your destination.

You’ll learn about body scan machines, baggage handling, preparing for flights, air traffic control, planes in the air and landings.

And all the information is simple and easy to read, so kids can easily follow and understand it.

If you’re heading off on your first big trip or the kids just love airplanes and airports, they will love the details and interesting facts.

And there's heaps to discover, even for experienced travellers, like how large animals are loaded into cargo planes and just how big and complicated the conveyer belts for your luggage are.

But that’s not all.

Inside the busy builders box are all the pieces you need to build airplanes (four of them!), a helicopter, control towers, luggage carriers, refuelling trucks and more. All the pieces are made of sturdy cardboard, the instructions are super simple and everything slots together, so there’s no gluing required. 

But that’s still not all.

The box itself folds out on both sides to become an airport model. Attach road pieces to it and you’ve got an awesome looped runway for your planes to take off from, land on and get refuelled. The kids can play for hours, and after reading the book, they will know what all the important vehicles are and what they do.

Busy Builders: Airport really really does have it all. It’s a book, it’s a crafty activity and it’s a toy for playtime. It would make a fabulous gift for kids aged 7 to 10 (or younger if you’re happy to help with the building!).

Title: Busy Builders: Airport
Author: Timothy Knapman
Illustrator: Carles Ballesteros
Publisher: Walker Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 October 2017
Format: Hard cover box with paperback
ISBN: 9781925381443
For ages: 7 - 10
Type: Activity Book, Picture Book, Non-Fiction