Amazing Machines: Big Truckload of Fun

Amazing Machines: Big Truckload of Fun

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Ten favorite storybooks inside one fantastic truck! The bestselling Amazing Machines series of picture storybooks is available in a fabulous box set. With 10 mini storybooks inside, the Truckload of Fun collection is the perfect gift for every preschooler who loves vehicles.

From airplanes and diggers to rockets and tractors, these critically acclaimed picture books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters to 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 152 x 218 x 95mm | 1,202g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0753461544
  • 9780753461549
  • 3,599

Review quote

"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." --Children's Literature
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About Tony Mitton

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.
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Rating details

65 ratings
4.66 out of 5 stars
5 83% (54)
4 5% (3)
3 9% (6)
2 2% (1)
1 2% (1)

Our customer reviews

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 more
by Louise Gleadell
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!show more
by Michelle Playne
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!!show more
by laura
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 more
by Virginia Parsons
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