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.
Ian Graham is the joint winner of the 2012 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for the best book that communicates science to young people. He was shortlisted in 2014 for the Educational Writers’ Award in the UK.Carles Ballesteros was born in Badalona, near Barcelona, in 1977. He now lives in Santiago de Chile, where he teaches illustration classes at the local university and works as an illustrator for various publishers.
Carles Ballesteros is a Spanish-born illustrator living and working in Santiago, Chile. He is a member of the Professional Association of Illustrators of Catalonia (APIC). Ballesteros uses a mixture of traditional drawing skills and digital techniques to create his work. He is also the illustrator of Building Machines and other titles in the Changing Faces series, including I Love You, Elephant!, Is That Your Dad?, Don’t Wake the Tiger!, and Meet Happy Bear.
Nothing yet! You should let Ian Graham know that you want to hear from them about their book.
Nothing yet! You should let Carles Ballesteros know that you want to hear from them about their book.