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Big Board First 100 Machines Board book – August 22, 2006
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About the Author
Roger Priddy left school at 16 with just one qualification―in art. He went to Berkshire College of Art and Design and trained as an illustrator. His first job in children's books was working with the publisher Peter Usborne, at Usborne Publishing, and then he worked with Peter Kindersley at Dorling Kindersley, where he spent 16 years. Priddy became Creative Director of DK's Children's Division and was Managing Director of the children's mass market publisher Funfax when it was acquired by DK.
In 2000, he created Priddy Books with John Sargent at St Martin's Press to create innovative and imaginative titles for children, from first books for babies through early reference titles for older children. Since then, over 30 million copies of Roger's 200 plus books have sold worldwide, with five of his books―My Big Animal, My Big Truck, Happy Baby Words, Happy Baby Colors and Puppy and Friends―each selling over one million copies. He is also the author of Big Board First 100 Words; Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers; and Bright Baby Noisy Monsters. His creativity has been recognized with numerous industry awards. Priddy lives in London with his wife Zena and their four children.
Top Customer Reviews
This is a large-size, full-color, board book - meaning the pages are thick and sturdy. All it consists of are photographs of real motorized machinery, taken from various angles, with the names of each vehicle shown. There's a page devoted to types of cars, types of trains, types of boats, types of airplanes, types of construction vehicles, types of farm vehicles and types of emergency/city vehicles. So it covers all the bases and is full of images to bring joy to a little boy's heart.
My nephew reads this book every night with his father. Then he reads it over with me when I babysit him. There is just something so adorable seeing a 2 year old seriously pointing out a combine harvester or a dump truck as if it was the most important thing in the world. Not to mention the fact that it's a good item to use if you want the little one to have some quiet time. So if you've got a little boy in your family, or one that you need a gift for, I'd give this book two thumbs up.
Nevertheless, it is well put together and the images are high quality. Maybe better suited for the preschooler to 1st grade when considering the variety and differentiation of different vehicle classes.
Other reviewers have noted that , this book is called first 100 machines but it show cases only vehicles. That is true. There are 3 different types of excavators (a giant, a mini and a normal excavator) that confused my kid. Although I am not very impressed, I am still giving 5 stars because it keeps her occupied and is a great learning experience.
We own 4 books from this series. At first I didn't like them because they were just pictures and no story or text to read out and i really had to think hard what to say about each picture. But i was wrong. The pictures were enough to capture my little ones attention and she will sit for several minutes pointing out and 'reading' from these books. She has had it for 2 months now and its still her favourite. Its funny to hear her say "ambulance waan waan waan' or 'skid steer'. Worth the buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Has been my son's (1.5 year old) favorite book for months! Thank you for the excellent product!Published 20 days ago by Kat
Great book! Wish I had had this when my son was little! Would buy again!Published 1 month ago by MKJMGrand
My 16 month old loves it, and so far it's held up really well.Published 2 months ago by Angela Clarke