- Publisher: Kingfisher Books Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 24 pages
- Dimensions: 147mm x 216mm x 97mm | 975g
- Publication date: 11 October 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0753461544
- ISBN 13: 9780753461549
- Sales rank: 912
The bestselling Amazing Machines series is now available in a charming box set. With ten mini editions inside, this collection is the perfect gift for any preschooler who loves machines. From airplanes to rockets to tractors, these critically acclaimed picture books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters that will engage and delight young children as they learn about machines. Each book includes a helpful illustrated glossary of technical words to help build vocabulary.
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Tony Mitton is a widely anthologized children's poet, as well as a teacher and performing poet. His Royal Raps won the 1997 Nottinghamshire Libraries/Dillons Children's Book Award. His recent collection of poetry, Plum, won the Publishers Weekly 2003 Cuffies Award for Best Book of Poetry. Tony teamed with illustrator Ant Parker on several books, including Dazzling Diggers, Roaring Rockets, and Terrific Trains. Ant Parker studied drawing and printing at the Bath Academy of Art in England and has taught papermaking, printing and bookbinding workshops for children. Toddlers and parents around the globe have discovered the irresistible appeal of his wacky cartoon characters in Flashing Fire Engines, Terrific Trains, Dazzling Diggers, and Roaring Rockets. Other titles include Charlie the Chicken and Desmond the Dog.
By Louise Gleadell 14 Sep 2011
What a terrific present! We bought these for our 2 year old son for his birthday, and he absolutely loves them. In particular, the Dazzling Diggers gets a real work-out, reading it every bed-time (day and night!). Highly recommended - the books are a great size - I was imagining they'd be tiny, but they're around 14cm x 14cm and the pictures are great too. I've since bought 3 more sets to give away as gifts.
By Michelle Playne 24 Aug 2011
This series of books are excellent for all little boys approx 2-6yrs. My boys have loved them for years and I highly recommend them for all types of boys. The language is catchy with rhyming sentences that flow like a song. The illustrations follow through all the books using the same sweet animal characters. There's hidden messages that probably only adults can pick up like number plates creating a message to the reader. The books have a final page that gives excellent information about the topic being discussed eg, Tough Trucks- mentions all the parts of the truck using their proper names to educate the reader in the correct terminology, great for Mum's to learn about "pistons" and "reticulated trucks" etc!
Don't leave childhood without reading some if not all these books..we all love them in our home. Enjoy!
By laura 24 May 2011
This is the perfect gift for any car crazy boy! My 2 year old loves all of the stories! The books are smaller versions of the larger individual books and contain rhyming phrases that are fun to read and make sense. They also provide great information about the specific vehicles. I will be buying more for birthday presents!!
By Virginia Parsons 26 May 2010
My nearly three year old has had literally years of enjoyment out of these books - they're a great size, have bright pictures, and a TON of information you never new about all sorts of vehichles, all in kid friendly language. They are clearly his favourite books and have been for a long time. Given to me as a gift from a knowledgeable mother of three, and I've now given them to other new mothers of little boys. A guaranteed hit.
Children's Literature"Whether these books reside in a classroom or are part of a home library, youngsters will be entertained as they become acquainted with the interesting world of amazing machines."