Book Review + Giveaway: Pilot Ollie & Pilot Polly’s Amazing Adventures
Plane Characters is a fun children’s book series by self-published author and commercial pilot Robert Johnson about Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly. The book collection features a wide range of characters and follows them on their pilot travel adventures!
Rob is an experienced pilot and wrote his first two books Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly for his own children as they were always showing an interest in where he’d travelled to and what sights he’d seen. He thought making these books would be a nice way to share his experiences with his children and others with similar enquiries so he decided to publish them to make them available to the general public.
The Plane Characters book range now includes seven fun books. Four of the books have big city themes and follow the pilots’ trips to New York, London, Madrid and Rome and one takes us to Lapland. There’s also a Guide to The Airport one and a Come Fly With Us one that both give us more general guides to how everything works in the airline life.
We received these books just before we were flying to Sweden for a visit so the timing was perfect. My eldest daughter is three years old and she loved learning about what happens at the airport and with the planes. The books cover all those things that you’re wondering about when you’re little and are about to travel by air.
“Dress up Pilot Ollie in whatever YOU want! In our new and exclusive Plane Characters Colouring & Drawing Competition we want you to come up with your own wacky design for the missing half of Pilot Ollie’s outfit and colour in the rest of the picture to match!
So pick up your crayons — it’s time to get creative and put on your thinking caps. Can you come up with a fantastic creation worthy of winning our competition?
We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
We shall be picking 3 winners by Monday the 10thApril. The winners shall all receive a special prize of a complete set of Plane Characters books and all signed by the author Captain Rob Johnson.
What are you waiting for? What will the other half of your Pilot Ollie look like? A clown, an alien, a dragon, a deep sea diver, a superhero? YOU decide.”
“Please print out the attached image onto a piece of A4 paper (or larger if you prefer), then simply get colouring and drawing. You can use any types of crayons, pencils or felt tips to colour and draw with.”
Or you can post them to – Plane Characters Colouring Competition, Office F, Paxton Business Centre, Portland Road, BN3 5SG
Competition 2: Win 4 Plane Characters books!
Win these four books: Pilot Ollie’s Amazing Adventures Rome, Pilot Polly’s Amazing Adventure Madrid, Pilot Ollie & Pilot Polly’s Amazing Adventures London and Pilot Polly’s Amazing Adventures New York. To enter, comment below where you’d like to take your children on a trip and why. UK entrants only. The giveaway will end on the 9th of April when one winner will be chosen.
Books were provided to us for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I'm a mum in my early 30s with over 15 years of childcare experience working as a private nanny, babysitter and a few years as a nursery teacher. I am also an approved foster carer and now I've got my own family too! I love finding great products for babies, children and mums.