The bestselling Amazing Machines series is now available in a charming box
set. With ten mini editions inside, this collection is the perfect gift for any
preschooler who loves machines.
From airplanes to rockets to tractors, these critically acclaimed picture
books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters
that will engage and delight young children as they learn about machines. Each
book includes a helpful illustrated glossary of technical words to help build
Set includes: Amazing Airplanes, Busy Boats, Cool Cars, Dazzling Diggers,
Flashing Fire Engines, Roaring Rockets, Super Submarines, Terrific Trains, Tough
Trucks, and Tremendous Tractors.
Colourful illustrations and simple, rhyming text explain how each machine
works, and the sturdy, laminated storage truck fits nicely on any shelf.
Ten mini hardcovers, perfect for small hands.
Review by Children's Literature
"What a bonanza, ten mini pictures books about machines that should delight
any young child. They have all been previously published and some of the
comments from Children's Literature reviewers about these books are reprised
in this review.
Busy Boats offers an opportunity to learn about the various types of
boats that ply the seas, rivers, and lakes. From something as simple as a dinghy
or rowboat, to great ocean liners, Mitton and Parker introduce boats and
boating. The fire alarm sounds and the firemen, (an assortment of
anthropomorphic animals), put on their yellow gear and jump into the fire truck
in Flashing Fire Engines. They roar to the scene with sirens howling
and, once there, put out the flames and rescue an occupant of the enflamed
building. The rhyming text will appeal to young listeners and the bright,
amusing illustrations are filled with things to discuss. Amazing
Airplanes describes events from the arrival at the airport to unloading
from the plane; the reader will find easy-to-read text with cute illustrations
that allow the detail to be explained in an easy-to-understand format.
Tremendous Tractors and Tough Trucks feature Rabbit, Bird, and
Mouse who strut their stuff on the farm using the plow, the harrow, the roller,
the seed drill, the mower, and the bailer as well as driving heavy
eighteen-wheeler rigs-not to mention garbage trucks, dump trucks, tankers
(carrying milk, of course), and tow trucks for when the others break down.
Terrific Trains presents clever, rhyming text, and bold, cartoon-like
illustrations that enliven this book, which describes various kinds of trains
and related accessories. Richard Scary-typeanimals add interest to the
action-packed descriptions of various kinds of trains in motion. Dazzling
Diggers will satisfy any child who is fascinated by large trucks and
machinery. A variety of “diggers” are vibrantly illustrated scooping,
crashing, digging, and building. Roaring Rockets features a delightful
rhyme and vivid artwork that combine in this book to provide information about
rockets-how they work, where they travel, and what they do. Children will
delight in the word play as they join a trio of wacky animals as they blast off
into space. In Super Submarines, animal crew members dressed in their
sailor best happily work on various aspects of piloting and maintaining a sub.
Rhyming text explains how the vessel descends below the surface, uses sonar for
navigation, and transports the crew to various missions, such as salvaging
sunken wrecks or rescuing divers.
Whether these books reside in a classroom or are part of a home library,
youngsters will be entertained as they become acquainted with the interesting
world of amazing machines." Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot,