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See Inside How Things Work Hardcover – January, 2010
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It includes all kinds of things from construction vehicles to household machines. It's educational and interesting for kids of all ages.
I would highly recommend this for kids who are interested in how things work.
We originally purchased this book for our 7 year old daughter and skipped getting a few because I assumed my 4 year old son was too young for them. However, the bright colors and interesting flaps and lifts has him interested enough to sit through the books too. I'd buy this for a girl or boy from ages 3 to probably 12 or 13 years old.
I highly recommend this series of books!
My 3 year old son wants to know how everything works. He loves to ride the escalator at the mall and watches "How it's Made" on TV. His dad is an engineer, so we know where he gets this love of how things 'tick'.
"How Things Work" is a very detailed lift-the-flap book that would be great for preschoolers, and also experienced readers. It keeps my son entertained because the pictures are very detailed. The book begins with a page on 'simple machines', including pulleys, inclined planes, etc. Each page turn is a new section/topic, including musical instruments, and even escalators and elevators.
We love that this book is internet linked. My son and I have tried out many of the websites; his favorites including a hot air balloon simulation, and also a kitchen-full of appliances where you guess which simple machine is being used.
Our family highly recommends this book. Also check out the other Usborne books in the "See Inside" series, such as "See Inside Space".
It would appear it was a success but beware it might not be for every 'rising 4' child and it does need an interested and knowledgeable adult to assist for this age. But it does seem money well spent. Heath Robinson? Well we are trying that next.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the book, however it was supposed to be a gift sent to the recipient whose address I included in the order. Instead it came to me. It has not yet been sent to the children. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Norma Peterson
Sooooooo good. My 4 year old has an engineering mind and never bores of this book. Some sections are written a little oddly but for the most part it is well written. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Texas42
Very interesting and informative book. My 7 year old grandson loves it.Published 1 month ago by Sandra
Great book on simple machines, more complex machines, and musical instruments. I was very happy and surprised at the quality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ScotFlower
A fun and colorful yet substantive presentation of things in our world. My 5 year old loves the art. The material is stimulating and approachable.Published 4 months ago by J. Frost
We have 3 boys (the oldest is 5 and just learning how to read) and we now have 2 copies of this book because the 5 and 3 year old both wanted it so much. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SelinaB5