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Building Machines : An Interactive Guide to Construction Machines
by Ian Graham


Overview - Building Machines explores the powerful mechanics of construction vehicles and includes everything needed to build nine machines with working parts The construction vehicles introduced are a forklift, bulldozer, front loader, giant digger, dump truck, road roller, crane, and tractor.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Building Machines explores the powerful mechanics of construction vehicles and includes everything needed to build nine machines with working parts The construction vehicles introduced are a forklift, bulldozer, front loader, giant digger, dump truck, road roller, crane, and tractor.
Each spread describes the vehicle in detail, including its parts and function. The spreads also include instructions for constructing the machine described using the included die-cut pieces. Children can follow the steps to make each vehicle, then use the pieces to invent their own. It s the perfect introduction to simple mechanics for budding engineers everywhere."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781419721090
  • ISBN-10: 1419721097
  • Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 24
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-7


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - Machinery & Tools
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Transportation - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Technology - How Things Work/Are Made

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-05-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Graham and Ballestros invite readers to build nine two-dimensional construction vehicles with moving parts, using punch-out cardboard pieces, nuts, bolts, string, cogs, and wheels. A pegboard detaches from the cover to serve as a surface for creating each machine, as readers are instructed to use plastic bolts to attach a cement mixer’s drum, bulldozer’s blade, and other components to the board’s grid (“Push four bolts up through the base at H-13, J-13, H-17, and P-17,” reads a typical line of instructions). Ballestros’s cheerful, digitally illustrated scenes show construction workers in the process of building a school, operating machines that resemble the ones readers are putting together. The tactile elements, construction details, and ease with which the vehicles come together should provide a sense of satisfaction for budding gearheads. Ages 5–7. (Apr.)

 
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