B A riveting picture book biography of Betty Skelton, aviation and auto racing pioneer, from award winning author illustrator Megan McCarthy.In the 1930s most girls were happy playing with dolls But one girl, Betty Skelton, liked playing with airplanes, watching them fly around outside, and even flying airplanes herself She lived for an adventurein the air, the water, and on landand nothing could stop her, especially not being a girl When Betty Skelton was young there werent many women flying airplanes or racing cars, but she wouldnt let that stop her She was always ready to take on a challenge, and she loved to have fun Beetty rode motorcycles, raced cars, jumped out of planes, and flew jets, helicoptors, gliders, and blimps And by the time she was an adult, Betty was known in the press as the First Lady of Firsts This vibrantly illustrated picture book biography reveals the exciting life of a brave pioneer who followed her dreams and showed the world that women can do anything...
|Title||:||Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton|
|Publisher||:||Simon Schuster Paula Wiseman Books June 4, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||878 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton Reviews
What a great find for a non-fiction book for K-3. I purchased this book for four second grade teachers. They shared this biography with their students and it was an instant hit. The students loved the idea of a girl pilot and race car driver and shared her disappointment when she could not become an astronaut. All the teachers then looked up Betty Skelton to find more information. Meghan Mc Carthy did a wonderful job making history fun to read and enjoy. With the New Common Core Standards call for more non-fiction reading, Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton should go to the top of your list for read alouds in K-3.
Betty Skelton is one of my favorite pilots...at one time she was billed as the fastest woman on earth because of her feats as a race car driver. I think this book would be very inspiring for little kids...except for one problem. The illustrations - normally so good in these types of books - really let this one down. I prefer at least semi-realistic illustrations - these ones were definitely for kids. Competently done... but just...too childish. Nevertheless, get it for the story.
My little nephew (18 months) LOVES this book. My sister became a private pilot before she was licensed to drive a car, so this book is perfect for our family. The illustrations are beautiful, and he loves to look at the fast cars and planes. The story itself is true and very well written. It is an aspiring tale of young girl (later a woman) who dared to be different. A great read for any boy, girl, or adult!
This book is adorable for young girls, its a bit lengthy so I try to shorten it up for my three year old daughter. She loves the overall message. Girl POWER!!
Great person, but the book is for children.
I bought this for a little girl who loves airplanes. The little girl enjoyed the book as did I. I had never heard of Betty Skelton before the book and the book does a great job of recounting her life and what she was like. Recommended.
My three-year-old boy was interested in this. His big takeaway was that Betty Skelton flew fast and that she flew in her bare feet. It's in the rotation. And he doesn't think it's "for girls!"
Positive message, great illustrations. I found the story to be very encouraging for young girls to follow their dreams and