How To Eat an Airplane by Peter Pearson Book Review

How To Eat an Airplane by Peter Pearson
Illustrations by Mircea Catusanu
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 24, 2016

If you want to eat an airplane, one is going to have to have some decent dinner etiquette and some good friends to help pull it off.

As with most books that kids obsess over, this one is absurd in the extreme. Eating airplane parts is obviously silly, but that is the book's conceit. Yet, there is a bit of truth behind the ridiculous. Between 1978 and 1980, Michel Lotito ate an entire Cessna 150 airplane, eating his way into the record books. Not something I would recommend for the average kindergartner obviously, but it does make for a fun story. Not to mention that there is a lot of information about airplanes and their many parts. The illustrations are a brilliant use of mixed media and certainly tell a story all on their own.