US Air Force Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta's Alphabet Books) (Hardcover)
Learn fascinating facts about an important branch of our armed forces, the US Air Force--one for each letter of the alphabet!
With facts from both history and the modern era, each letter covers something air force related. From the fighter jets and Red Horse to Tuskegee and insignia, this book is a wealth of information that highlights the courage and commitment it takes to serve in the US Air Force.
About the Author
Jerry Pallotta is the author of more than twenty alphabet books, including US Army Alphabet Book, US Marines Alphabet Book, The Sea Mammal Alphabet Book, The Icky Bug Alphabet Book, The Butterfly Alphabet Book, and The Beetle Alphabet Book, as well as more than twenty math books, a holiday series, and an early-reader series.
Sammie Garnett is a navy wife, mom, grandma, teacher of the year, skydiver, white-water rafter, and American patriot. Sammie and her husband, Bill, a retired navy SEAL, have two children, four grandchildren, and one granddog. They live, work, and play in Panama City Beach, Florida, and Murphy, North Carolina. www.sammiegarnett.com
Vickie Fraser graduated from the University of Central Florida, earning a degree in graphic design. She worked for an air force contractor in Florida and created artwork for the military. Vickie lives in Atlanta with her husband.
An A-to-Z visual glossary of terminology, planes, and history of the U.S. Air Force.
This alphabet book is heavy on airplane specifics and flight jargon. “F is for Fighter Jet,” and the accompanying text and images outline five specific jets, including the F-15 Eagle, which flies at nearly 2,000 miles per hour. “P is for Planes” includes a look at vehicles such as the KC-135, the Spectre, and the E-8D Joint STARS, while “I is for Insignia” features a chart displaying badges and ranks for Air Force personnel. The artwork includes photographs (some historical) and images that include elements that look painted or drawn. The layouts are visually appealing and well balanced. Figures depicted are diverse, but other than the Tuskegee Airmen, there is no discussion of people of color in the Air Force. Adults and children alike stand to learn plenty from this title given the range of topics, terms, and history covered, though the level of detail and content make this most appropriate for readers seeking in-depth information on the Air Force rather than those in search of a simple alphabet book for young children.
Readers eager to distinguish bombers from missiles will be pleased.