On This Airplane | Book Review

On This Airplane is a delightful children’s book that reflects diversity, community and the sense of home.
– Momma Braga


On this airplane . . .

Someone travels solo,
two travel as one,
three return
and four set out.

In this simple and moving book, a young family takes a plane to their new home. While onboard, they encounter all the people you meet on a plane: a bookworm, a businessperson, tourists, crying babies and daydreamers   . . . all with their own stories and all heading somewhere special.


On This Airplane is a delightful children’s book that reflects diversity, community and the sense of home.

A trip to get to their new home, a family gets to embrace the diversity of people in an airplane. They meet different people with all their own unique stories. It brings the sense of community, even though they have never met before.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 airplanes out of 5! This book is beautiful in so many ways from the detailed illustrations to the intricate story line. The sense of togetherness and home is a strong message in this book to us and we loved that!

Nikki has never been on a plane before, and this book gave a little glimpse of what can happen on an airplane trip. It got her excited to one day take a trip on an airplane. Maybe one day! 🙂

We recommend giving this book a read and if you would like to purchase a copy of this book, click here.

About the Author

Lourdes Heuer is a children’s book author and poet. She was born in Spain to Cuban immigrant parents, then moved to the United States in 1984. She holds an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an Associate Professor of English at Broward College. She lives in South Florida with her husband, son and three dogs.

About the Illustrator

Sara Palacios is the recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award for her work on Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match and has illustrated many picture books for children. Sara earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she lives with her husband.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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