Machines Go to Work

Machines Go to Work

Book - 2009
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Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a cement mixer to a helicopter to a backhoe. Six interactive gatefolds extend the original pictures to three pages, revealing something new about each situation. The final double gatefold opens into a very long train and shows all the machines at work!

The last spread provides additional information about each machine for young readers to pore over again and again.

William Low's classically trained artist's eye adds a new layer to this genre--both parents and children will appreciate the beautiful illustrations, the attention to detail, and the clever situational twists revealed by lifting the flaps.

Publisher: New York : Holt, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805087598
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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MsMonica_0 Nov 10, 2014

Large fold-out pages filled with lovely illustrations make this book fun to share, plus it's got trucks and trains and other things that go. Good for preschool through grade 1.

Jan 02, 2012

Beautiful painted pictures with surprising levels of detail and colour. Nice tie in of the machines with the final spread of the town and the machines going on their way.

May 06, 2011

Ducks are crossing the road.The cat can not get down from the tree.

Oct 05, 2010

Beautiful pictures, great choice in machines to discuss. Text is a bit weak.


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bhrywang Oct 15, 2015

bhrywang thinks this title is suitable for 2 years and over


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