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Mighty Machines (Questions and Answers) Hardcover – June 30, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Parragon Publishing (June 30, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140541538X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405415385
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,831,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 31, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Parragon Publishing is a UK-based publishing company that focuses of promotional and packaging services. In the US, I have encountered their book exclusively as Sam's Clum and Half-Price Books, ranging between $10 and $15 for full-color, slick-paper hardbacks. Knowing this, you'd likely be very suspicious of the product...but it's suprisingly good!

The format of the "Question and Answers" series is usually a blatant copy of the publication styles of Usborne and DK. White background, full-color illustration, and little miniblurbs of information dominate some titles, while others (like Mighty Machines) have more colorful pages. Mighty Machines is quite large--a generous 8.5x11", as is The USA. Others are smaller. (The Natural World is only 8x6". It is about animals only.)

Mighty Machines contains eight chapters:

Racing Machines

Ships and Subs

Cars

Trains

Motorbikes

Trucks and Duggers

Aircraft

Spacecraft

Each contain a lot of historical information (What were clippers?) and record-type information (Who were the first people to fly?) as well as plenty of fun trivia (Who wears a yellow shirt if he's winning?). Sometimes the Q-and-A format is annoyingly forced (Who used fast cars to get away?), but overall, this will be a book that any transportation-crazyed boy will love.

I recommend all the titles in the series. Some have a few obvious errors, but the overall quality is very high, the illustrations are good, the interest level is excellent, and th prices can't be beat.
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By Melissa on May 21, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Our family ADORES this book. This book is a dream come true for children (and adults!) who love machines. We have spent hours reading this book with our children and it never seems to get old. This books really grows with our kids. They loved the pictures when they were younger and now that they're getting older, they are eager to learn the facts & trivia inside. Even I (the least machine-loving member of the family) find myself thumbing through this book because the information is just so fascinating. This book is a forever keeper!!
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By Zuomin Chen on October 5, 2009
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My son is 2 1/2 years old, and he loves this book. I am thinking we need to buy another copy soon, because he is really into it.
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