The book, containing Stephen Cartwright’s appealing illustrations, simply outlines some common aspects of taking a family holiday by plane. The Tripp family children (Tim, Rosie and Lily) help their parents to pack for their holiday. Granpa Tripp drives them to the airport, while Granny stays behind to look after baby Lily and Rover the dog. At the airport, the family check in, go through security and board the plane. They fasten their seatbelts and listen to the safety announcements. After take off, the Tripps have an in-flight meal, visit the toilet and listen to music on earphones. The illustrations show the flight crew at the cockpit and the view from a passenger window as the plane descend for landing. The family disembarque and catch the airport transport bus, then clear passport control. They collect their luggage from the carousel, and hail a taxi to take them to their holiday hotel.
Introduces some typical aspects of going on a family holiday. May help to allay fears of flying, and prepare young children for some of the procedures associated with modern plane travel (such as security checks and safety briefings).
Some readers may find it unusual that the baby of the family is left behind with granny!