Machines Go to Work in the City by William Low

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Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a bucket truck to a tower crane to an airplane. Every other spread has an interactive gatefold which extends the original picture to three pages, revealing something new about each situation. The last spread diagrams each city machine, providing additional information for young readers to pore over again and again. William Low’s classically-trained artist’s eye adds a new layer to this genre, and both parents and children will appreciate the beautiful illustrations, the attention to detail, and the clever situational twists revealed by lifting the flaps.
 

About William Low

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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.www.williamlow.com
 
Published June 5, 2012 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 48 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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HONK!” Exciting two-page spreads pose a question—“Is there an accident ahead?”—and expand with gatefolds to answer it, revealing in turn a back hoe, cement mixer, fire truck, helicopter, mega tow truck, tugboat and container ship at work.

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Trains, planes, trucks and cranes and the people who make them work keep the city moving.

Apr 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Machines Go to Work in the City

The Wall Street Journal

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Ten-year-old August Pullman, known as Auggie, is used to the way that people react to his face, almost: the horrified gasp, the averted eyes, the fake "shiny smile" of appalled adults.

Jun 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Machines Go to Work in the City

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Excluding several special charges--$2.5 million for severance for eliminated corporate positions and $9.7 million for selling its majority interest in Calendar Club--net earnings were $93.3 million in the fourth quarter and $88.1 million for the full year.

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The Horn Book

Open the flap: “No, when the bucket truck arrives, the signal crew will fix the traffic light.” The tactile component here is thoughtfully varied in ways appropriate to the situation.

Oct 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Machines Go to Work in the City

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