Giant Vehicles

Rod Green, illus. by Stephen Biesty. Candlewick/Templar, $15.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7404-5
Green and Biesty explore the biggest of the big in this oversize book devoted to vehicles. Among the eight featured are the Airbus A380 passenger plane, the Caterpillar 797F dump truck (“It’s as big as a house, and if it were carrying bricks, it could hold enough to build at least eight houses!”), the Typhoon submarine, and the Maersk Triple-E container ship. Each vehicle receives a spread of its own, with cutaway cross-sections and small flaps offering peeks at its inner workings. Biesty’s detailed colored-pencil illustrations demonstrate how each machine operates, with labels and captions explaining how various components work together. An informative and appealing resource for readers with a serious interest in what makes things go. Ages 5–9. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 06/09/2014
Release date: 08/05/2014
Genre: Children's
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