Nugget on the Flight Deck

NOTED CHILDREN'S AUTHOR IN LA MESA OCT. 16 FOR READING & BOOK SIGNING

Book Review: Nugget on the Flight Deck By Patricia Newman

 

New York, Walker and Company, 2009. Illustrated by Aaron Zenz. Hardback Picture Book, 40 pages, with Target Age: 4-8 years.

 

Reviewed by Deena While

 

“Welcome aboard, Nugget…I’ll bet you’ve never been aboard a carrier before…”

 

October 13, 2009 (La Mesa) -- San Diego may be the nation’s 9th largest city, but it is still a Navy town at heart. The graceful passage of San Diego’s homeport aircraft carriers down the harbor channel, past Ballast Point and out to sea is one of our area’s most awe-inspiring sights. And any one of those ships could have a nugget aboard.  Navy and Marine jargon is often heard in our community. In Navy-speak, a nugget is a new pilot on his first tour of duty. Patricia Newman’s just-released book is a fun-filled introduction to the basics of carrier operations, centered on the heart-warming story of one particular nugget.