First the big planes got their turn, and they've made the most of it: The World Record Paper Airplane Book and Kids' Paper Airplane Book together have over a million copies in print, and they're still soaring. But now they've got a new little sibling: Pocket flyers Paper Airplane Book, a flyaway impulse book if ever there was one. Developed by the same team of Ken Blackburn and Jeff Lammers, Pocket Flyers Paper Airplane Book features 12 Lilliputian-size models, for a total of 74 planes. The models are about one-quarter the size of the planes in the previous books and are designed with original full-color graphics. There are easy folding instructions for each, as well as special tips on how to fly smaller aircraft. The portable package and its planes are perfect for small spaces: the office, the den, the back of the minivan, drinking establishments. The obsessed among us will try to establish a mini plane world record. The rest of us will be content to just fly these flashy Piper cubs of paper from one side of the room to the other. And with the Microjet, Angelfish, Flying Sneaker, Gargoyle, and Dragonfly, there promises to be a lot of contentment.
210,000 copies in print.
1/3 directions 2/3 paper
By A Customer - October 5, 2002
The description of this book was not clear to me when I bought it. (I am an origami person, not really an airplane person.) There are directions for 12 airplanes and (about) 6 pages of paper for each plane. The pages are marked with fold lines and numbers. They are printed with bright, vivid, interesting designs on both sides of the paper. With multiple pages for each plane, this would be a great book for sharing with several kids (or adults) all making planes together. The only reason I subtracted one star is that after all the preprinted paper is used up, the instructions are mostly useless. The instructions are like "fold on line 4" which is only useful if you have the preprinted paper.
Perfect gift idea
By A Customer - March 17, 1999
I gave this book to both my father and brother and they loved it. We have contest to see who can throw the planes the furthest. It was a good book to bring the family together.
Fantastic airplanes in a fun new format!
By CarlsonMike@msn.com - November 29, 1998
I have had the priviledge of meeting Mr. Lammers and he told me of this new book idea, a book of miniature airplanes. I have been patiently waiting for his latest creation, the Pocket Fliers, and I am impressed with the outcome. I must say that it is the perfect stocking stuffer and I plan to give many of these unique books away as gifts this holiday season.