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Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun Boxed Set (10 books)



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Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun Boxed Set (10 books) by Tony Mitton
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4.74% of people buy Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun Boxed Set (10 books) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar Little Learning Library Boxed Set ~ Board book ~ Eric Carle.

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"Excellent books, great fun and enjoying to read"
5 stars"
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Our son loves these books.

They have a great rhythm and rhyme when you are reading them – making them enjoyable for the adult reading them as well. Great illustrations.

This is a pack with smaller hard backs – a cost effective way to purchase all the books. Not as good as the full size paper back versions, but excellent value for money!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"My 2 year old boy and 4 year old girl adore these books."
5 stars"
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My 2 year old boy and 4 year old girl adore these books. They are brillantly written and also informative but in a very fun way. I highly recommend the entire set.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Great introduction to machines"
4 stars"
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A great set of books, these books are drawn in a style similar to Richard Scarry, and introduce children to various machine types. The amount of detail varies from book to book – the airplanes book simply covers a trip in an airliner, whereas the tractors book details various jobs a tractor can perform.

My little boy loves them, and has had all of them read to him many many times already.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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 vocabulary.

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.

Age 1–5

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, Children's Li­terature

Release date Australia
September 15th, 2007
Illustrated by Ant Parker
Country of Publication
United States
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