I believe this may have been a book from Scholastic sold in the 1970s. A small animal, maybe a mouse? accidentally takes off in a small plane, and crash-lands, possibly in the Philippines, and meets a boy who is friendly to him.
I’m looking for an oversized 60’s-70’s children’s book. I believe it was called “The BIG Book of Cars, Trucks, Planes” etc. I also think it had illustrations of military stuff. Like I said, it was oversized, and had lots of illustrations on the cover and inside the book itself.
I do not know the title or author of this book. The cut-out “book” came out sometime around 1940-1945, I believe. It was about 8 1/2″ by 11″, possibly bigger, and perhaps 3/8″ thick. The book contained cut-out WWII era airplanes in full color, perhaps two pagers per plane. When assembled they had a 3D presentation e.g. the fuselages were cylindrical and the wings’ surfaces were curved. They were not intended to be “flown” like a glider. They were surprisingly realistic when assembled.