Machines Go to Work in the City

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$18.99  $17.66
Henry Holt & Company
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8.33 X 10.31 X 0.5 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

William Low has had a lifelong fascination with machines. He is the author and illustrator of Machines Go to Work, Chinatown, and Old Penn Station (a New York Times Best Illustrated Book). Mr. Low is a four-time silver medal winner at the Society of Illustrators. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.


"Thoughtful design, dynamic art, and solid information make this a standout..." --Booklist, starred

"Another dynamic picture book for children who devour books about machinery or for those fascinated with lift-the-flap materials." --School Library Journal, starred

"Young readers who love these powerful machines will find endless fascination here." --Kirkus

"Books don't get much better than this for machinery-loving preschoolers." --Horn Book, starred

"Here is a fine picture book for little boys who have an innate love of machinery and the noises that big machines make. In fact, the richly colored pages of 'Machines Go to Work' probably could not be more exactly calibrated to entrance the vehicle-oriented, 2-to-6-year-old male demographic." --Wall Street Journal on Machines Go to Work

"This design, along with terrific sound effects, encourages listeners to join in the reading. . . . Low's digital art brightly colors each page with slightly impressionistic tones. Let these machines do all the work; the reading about them is pure pleasure." --The Horn Book Magazine, starred review on Machines Go to Work

"Surprising use of color (a railroad crossing sign lights up against a swirling lavender backdrop) make the mechanical subject matter, always a favorite, spring off the page." --Publishers Weekly on Machines Go to Work

"A fun and feisty tour of big, powerful and fascinating machines; each of them is ready, willing and eager to 'go to work.' . . . The illustrations have a bright, active and brushy effect, and they incorporate a pleasing palette that is heavy on bold primary colors. Low knows what works for kids who like their machines big and busy." --Kirkus Reviews on Machines Go to Work

"This well-constructed picture book is a surefire hit." --School Library Journal, starred review on Machines Go to Work

"Combining the excitement of powerful machines in action with reminders of how they help humans, Low adds a surprising dimension to the familiar story of vehicles at work. Children mesmerized by the vrooming motion will be drawn by the unframed, double-page spreads and big flaps that open to show overviews and close-ups of trucks, trains, and boats." --Booklist on Machines Go to Work

"With glorious saturated colors, William Low demonstrates how various vehicles and vessels keep a community operating efficiently." --Kirkus Reviews on Machines Go to Work