Thursday, March 5, 2009

Amazing Machines

Part of the fun of going to your local library is being on the lookout for books that just scream, "Take ME home!" That is exactly what happened with the first two books we found in the Amazing Machines series. Bright and full page illustrations by Ant Parker coupled with engaging rhymes by Tony Mitton have given us a whole new set of books about vehicles. One of my favorite lines of all the books we own comes from Tough Trucks and goes like this:
This truck has had a breakdown,
but the driver didn't panic.
He radioed around and found
a handy truck mechanic.
Doesn't that just roll off your tongue in a delightful way? And not just entertaining, these books offer up a buffet of vocabulary terms specific to each topic. Each book ends with a review page of glossary items mentioned in the book complete with an illustration or diagram.

Titles published to date:
Amazing Airplanes
Busy Boats
Cool Cars
Dazzling Diggers
Flashing Fire Engines
Roaring Rockets
Super Submarines
Terrific Trains
Tough Trucks
Tremendous Tractors

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