Violet the Pilot in Hawaii Review by MonikaKam


Violet the Pilot in Hawaii - Review

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Violet the Pilot in Hawaii is the t
hird book of a children_s series wr
itten by author Bettina Bathe...

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Violet the Pilot in Hawaii is the t
hird book of a children_s series wr
itten by author Bettina Bathe. One
of the very first striking aspects
of this book is the illustrator_s u
se of bright colored fish and birds
, a flowery helicopter, tropical sc
enery and agriculture within the Ha
waiian Island region. The illustrat
ions by Barbara Fortin (www.bellocc also reveal lu
sh forest and wildlife scenes inclu
ding a myriad of creatures that dwe
ll in the waters surrounding the is

This adventure begins when two Hawa
iian youth, Kimo and Malia, request
 a scenic tour ride in Violet_s pur
ple helicopter. As always, safety
comes first for Violet, and they sp
end a few moments discussing air cu
rrents and looking at maps before s
tarting out.

Violet and her passengers are accom
panied by as they fly above tropica
l forests, a beautiful waterfall, i
nteresting volcanoes and agricultur
al fields. The adventure is interru
pted when they are called upon to h
elp rescue a baby whale. Thanks to
Violet_s confident pilot skills and
 her loyal animal and insect friend
s, the frightened whale is returned
 to her pod. These unlikely heroes
arrive to their destination safely
and celebrate with a Luau and a fea
st. This is no ordinary feast _ the
 table is laden with all kinds of H
awaiian foods. And later, they are
entertained by Hula Dancers and Vio
let plays her Ukulele.
The author incorporates real life t
erms in her books, yet she is able
to explain things in a way that you
ng people can clearly understand. T
he last page has an illustration wi
th all three of the flags from the
countries Violet has worked in so f
ar. These could be excellent teachi
ng and memory tools for the reader
to use with children. However, Viol
et the Pilot in Hawaii offers more
than entertainment and education -
the author has also dedicated a por
tion of the sales of this book to t
he Canadian Red Cross. Additionally
, Bettina_s website (www.violetthep offers contests and award
s for young readers for her young r
eaders to enjoy.

ISBN#: 0-9738290-1-X
Author: Bettina Bathe
Illustrator: Barbara Fortin
Publisher: Violet the Pilot Enterpri
ses, Inc.
Published: January 2006

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