Book Name: The Paper Airplane Book
Date Reviewed: 11 November 2006
Author(s): Seymour Simon
ISBN #: ?
Year of original book/Year of my copy – 1971/1973
Pages – 48 pages
Cover Price – $.75
Number of Planes – 5 Planes
Names of planes – There are no named planes in this book.
Level of difficulty – 3 out of 10
A great first book of paper airplanes for a young child. This book is a nice, gentle read, with great experiments throughout its entirety. It teaches children all about the important forces that act upon any aircraft in flight, and how to use flaps, rudders, and ailerons to control your flight.
There are instructions on how to make a drinking straw dart as well.
I rate this book at 9, for young or first time paper airplane makers. The only reason I don’t rate it a 10, is because I believe a beginner’s book needs more than 5 designs.
Older, more experienced paper airplane pilots will more than likely have seen these designs before.
The book does not include paper to make the planes with, but regular copy paper works just fine. If you go to the store, look for 20lb paper stock, usually about $3.00 a ream (500 sheets of paper, which equals lots of fun! )
This book was also published in a hardcover version, with a blue cover, with a small paper airplane design on the lower front cover. That is harder to find, however. Illustrations are all black and white in this book. This book is still available as a new or used book on Amazon.
Total score: 9/10 planes