What a touching little local book!
My Brother was working an event in the port moody area in the lower mainland and picked up this book for me after coming across a stand that the author was promoting Bart the Airport Cat, filled with lots of pictures of black kitties. I have two black cats of my own- very touched by all the little local references and i’ll be holding onto it to read to my future kids! Thank you Christine, I hope you read this! I love my two black kitties and i’ll always pick a black cat first when i’m able to adopt more, they are such sweet babies and have been very good to me.
Kids in Planes
Don’t you feel sorry for those parents getting on a flight with small children? No really – hear me out. It is hard for a kid on a plane. Their ears are sore. They can’t go runabout. They have to be strapped in. Kids hate that sort of stuff. And the poor parents. They get onto that plane with a toddler in their arms and they just know that everyone with a vacant seat next to them is hoping and praying that they don’t sit next to them.
It is something that you read about all the time – as per this article in Insider
“Most airlines don’t have official guidelines related to infants crying on flights, but there have been reports of parents being reprimanded by airline staff when their babies cried for extended periods of time. In one case, a mother reported being asked to leave first class because of her screaming child. In May 2016, JetBlue launched a promotional flight in which passengers were offered a 25% discount on their next ticket each time they heard a child cry, Today reported. “
Recently I flew back from LA and the man in front had two small children with him. Before we even took off he turned around and apologised in advance for any irritation his kids might cause. Actually they were as good as gold. A couple of meltdowns – which was only to be expected. He was amazing distracting them with a game of Simon Says.
What’s worse than taking a kid on a plane? Maybe taking a pet. I know a lot of people do this but putting your pet into a crate and into the hold is a bit scary. After all if the airlines can lose as much luggage as they have been doing what the heck is going to happen to your pet. I was discussing this with a couple of different clients who travel with their pets and rather than avoid the crate experience they have used inventive ways to travel. One booked trans-Atlantic on Cunard (the only cruise line that allows pets). Very cool way to travel. I want to do that one day. The other chose not to fly at all and instead drove all the way down to Palm Springs rather than put her canine baby through that.
So marry these two concepts together – travelling pets – travelling kids – and you get a brilliant idea in the form of a children’s illustrated book about Burt the Airport Cat.
Kids on Planes
Such a good idea as I am sure the kids will identify with the pictures of planes and piles of luggage waiting to be loaded on.
Burt’s adventure doesn’t go quite as planned. During the loading process his crate is bumped and opens up and Burt makes a dash for it.
I’m Free – I’m Free.
And then the huge Metal Bird flew away with his mom. What will he do and how will he get home? Luckily he does the right thing and find the airport Chapel – a refuge for “lost” travellers. Will he find himself? You will have to get the book. Once you get it then you can take your kids/grandkids on holiday and really test this book. See if they can sit quite without wiggling or crying for your 3/4/5 hour flight.
Thank you to the author Christine Henry for sending me a copy of BURT – THE AIRPORT CAT! I will have great use for this in August when I take my grandson on a trip to Alaska. I wonder if we will see any cats?
Beautiful illustrations and more...
What a lovely book the author has compiled! The colourful and whimsical illustrations document Burt’s journey throughout an airport and he learns many important life lessons along the way. I particularly appreciate the small details that Ms Henry has included in illustrating the book; it’s really quite delightful!
What a fabulous book
Every child should read this.
Every parent should read this to their child/children.
You wont be disappointed.
A brilliant tale
Thank you for writing this brilliant tale, we totally related to the story, we babysit our black cat with the same coloured eyes named Booster, that belongs to my son. Burt really looks like Booster. I just got back from a visit to the UK few weeks ago, and that journey is always an adventure. My daughter the artist and print maker loved the thoughtful honest drawings, all around a great children’s book, thank you for sharing, and most of all, Weston loved it.
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