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The Amazing Machines Series : Truckload of Fun - 10 x Mini Books in 1 x Boxed Set : Amazing Machines - Tony Mitton

The Amazing Machines Series : Truckload of Fun - 10 x Mini Books in 1 x Boxed Set

Amazing Machines

By: Tony Mitton, Ant Parker (Illustrator)

Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound Published: 15th September 2007
ISBN: 9780753461549
Number Of Pages: 24
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old

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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.

About The Author

Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains.

About The Illustrator

Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children.

Industry Reviews

Children's LiteratureWhat 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 theaction-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"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." 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. "Children's Literature"" "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." --Children's Literature 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. Children's Literature"

A Fun Read

5

I read at least one of these books to my toddler every day. He loves them! I have found them to be excellent for expanding his vocabulary, as he now uses the adjectives he has learnt from these books in his everyday language.

Sydney

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Great collection for toddler

5

My toddler loves these books. We already had Tremendous Tractors but he loved it to death so when looking to replace it, I tried this pack. It did not disappoint! Each book contains good information about each topic and helps little ones learn while enjoying the story.

Canberra, ACT

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My son loves them

4

Great reading to kids but found American words not so good when you are teaching kids. We use petrol, not gas. Still great books though.

gippsland

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Must have!

5

I already had the Truck & Tractors books in soft cover & my two year old loved them so much, I had to get the set. We haven't been disappointed! Each book has interesting information, written in an amusing rhyme with cute cartoon animal characters. Don't hesitate!!

Brisbane

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Great value

4

Let the child choose the book to read and show your delight with the choice. Share rollicking stories with each other and pronounce your favourite. These little books will create happy memories for you and your little ones.

Sydney

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My 3 year old loved them.Just Great.

5

Great service was tracked all the via email.Thanx

cairns qld

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fabulous gift for toddler boys

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fabulous

Sydney

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The Amazing Machines Series : Truckload of Fun - 10 x Mini Books in 1 x Boxed Set

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ISBN: 9780753461549
ISBN-10: 0753461544
Series: Amazing Machines
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 15th September 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.24 x 21.59  x 8.89
Weight (kg): 1.2

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