The Ultimate Book of Vehicles: From Around the World

Anne-Sophie Baumann and Dider Balicevic, trans. from the French by Michael Shneider. Twirl (Chronicle, dist.), $19.99 (24p) ISBN 978-2-8480-1942-0
The French team of Baumann and Balicevic use flaps, wheels, pop-ups, and pivoting brads to showcase dozens of vehicles on land, at sea, in the air, and even off the planet. Cheerful, brightly colored cartoon men and women are seen hard at work throughout: an excavator’s moving arm demolishes a house, a cement mixer “pours” concrete (via a wheel), a flap reveals the workings of a combine, and a firefighter’s ladder ascends for a rescue. Title aside, few vehicles are nation-specific—a “pooper-scooper scooter” belongs to France, Senegalese and Indonesian fishing boats appear, and Russia’s Soyuz rocket lifts off in a pop-up—but there’s plenty on display to satisfy the vehicle-obsessed. Ages 4–9. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 03/10/2014
Release date: 03/25/2014
Genre: Children's
Hardcover - 24 pages - 978-957-762-566-3
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