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Discover the most amazing car designs since 1900. From the Mini Cooper to the gull-wing doors of the Mercedes 300SL, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing machines. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the designers responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.
Design your own super speedster with 40 reusable sticker images of
hubcaps, hood ornaments, racing stripes, fancy fins, and more. One
car on inside covers.
The perfect board book for toddlers who love trucks
These fabulous books are a must for any young reader with an interest in vehicles and machines. Each book is filled with amazing machines, fun facts, jokes, and age-appropriate text in colorful boxes. This book takes a close look at machines that can float including cruise ships, hovercraft, and ice-breakers. Find out which floating machine is the mightiest of them all
Fantastic Fliers tells you everything you want to know about flying machines, from the huge jet planes that take you on holiday to hovering helicopters. Learn how planes fly and glide, and all the different jobs they do. Fantastic Fliers is part of a great new collectible series called It's all about... It is packed with facts and stats, and there are eight amazing collector cards to tear out and keep. You can access a free downloadable audio of Fantastic Fliers by logging onto the special URL address on page 3. Fantastic Fliers has a Contents page as well as a Glossary and Index. You can check out the other titles in the series at the back of the book.
"It will . . . sweep readers away." --Kirkus Reviews "Henry's lush, digital artwork depicts the splendors of eighteenth-century France . . . a good addition to units on aviation and inventors." --Booklist More than a century before the Wright Brothers invented their plane, Josephand tienne Montgolfier sent a flying machine into the skies--a hot-air balloon with three animals in the basket. Go up, up, and away with them on their first, magical journey! Back in 1782, in Ard che, France, lived Joseph Montgolfier, a dreamer and an inventor who liked to learn about how everything worked. When one day a gust of wind blew his papers into the fireplace, he noticed that something lifted the pieces into the air--and he realized that heat could make things rise. With the help of his brother, tienne, he began to experiment . . . and created a new kind of flying machine: a hot-air balloon! This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of how the balloon came to be, King Louis XVI's visit to see it fly, and the three animals--a rooster, a duck, and a sheep--who became its very first passengers.
The perfect package for budding pilots and jet-setters, this illustrated box opens up and transforms into a busy airport scene. Punch out and slot together the aeroplanes, pilots and accessories, and piece together the jigsaw puzzle runway to play with your own airport scene. The 32-page book features detailed, labelled illustrations of all aspects of the running of an airport from check-in, to take off and right through to touch down. Kit includes: 32-page book, fold-out airport set and punch-out models to make
Ever wonder how a balloon is made? Follow the journey of a balloon from its beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory. You'll be surprised to discover what a balloon started out as and how it becomes the bright, air-filled decoration that you enjoy today.
Guaranteed to enrich a toddler's vocabulary, this simple and fun series of bilingual board books is ideal for helping children discover a foreign language. Titles in the series feature animals, clothes, colors, fruit, home, jobs, music, numbers, opposites, plants, school, sports, tools, vegetables, and vehicles. This collection combines photographs, bright illustrations, and dual-language words in clear, bold text. Suitable for both individuals and groups, these books are a child's perfect introduction to exploring other languages.
The toddler-tough tabbed pages of "Tabbed Board Books: My First Trucks and Diggers" are filled with familiar rough-and-tough vehicles waiting to be discovered. Inviting picture tabs lead children to thirteen fun-filled, activity-themed spreads, from excavators, dump trucks, and bulldozers at the building site to tankers, logging trucks, and other commercial vehicles carrying freight on the road. Each page offers a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities that promote early reading and writing skills.
We Both Read books offer the easiest and most enjoyable way to help and encourage children to read! The unique format is designed to allow parents and children to share the reading of a book by taking turns reading aloud.
New Card Design - What do you think new cars will be like in the future? If you were to design a new car, would you want it to be fast and cool-looking? Non-polluting and energy efficient? safer to drive and not cost a lot? See what it takes to create a new car - beginning with the first drawing and ending with new cars rolling off the assembly line and onto the street. The book also includes rare images and interesting information about some of the first cars ever made.
Crash! Scrape! Scrunch! A new park is being built. See Big Machines in action and find out what they do. For children who are just beginning to read and who have a limited vocabulary, these 32-page Level 1 books-about everything from tadpoles to puppies-use word repetition and simple sentences to convey meaning. Picture dictionary boxes with word labels "show" the meanings of words. These books contain between 400 and 450 words each, and they are 80 percent pictures and 20 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
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