POWER MACHINES by Ken Robbins

POWER MACHINES

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Age Range: 4 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Pointing out that ``Power machines do what we do, but on a much bigger scale,'' Robbins uses his technique of judicious hand-tinting to clarify b&w photos of 13 ``awesome'' contrivances, each headed with a pair of vivid verbs (``Scoop and Dump''--payloader; ``Smash and Crack''--jackhammer; ``Hum and Spin''--steam-turbine generator) and a brief, lucid description (in using a tree spade, ``The plug of earth goes back in the hole where the tree originally was, and the landscape is hardly disturbed at all''). For each, there's a full-page portrait plus smaller photos to demonstrate the machine at work. An unusually intelligent, well-designed presentation of a perennially fascinating topic. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4-9)

Pub Date: June 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-8050-1410-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1993




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