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From DK, Caldecott-winner DavidMacaulayuses pop-ups and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines in How Machines Work: Zoo Break! Follow the hilarious antics of Sloth and Sengi as they try to break out of the zoo with the help of levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges and wheels. Packed with engaging, hands-on activities, this book will gear kids up for scientific and engineering greatness.
Award-winning artist David Macaulay introduces readers to his hilarious new creations, Sloth and Sengi, in How Machines Work: Zoo Break!
Complete with a unique jacket with an interactive compound machine incorporating several of the simple mechanisms featured in the book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses models and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines: levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels.
Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his sidekick Sengi as they try to find their way out of the zoo with the help of machines. Their efforts are brought to life through novelty elements including pop-ups, pull-outs, and lift-the-flaps, allowing readers to explore in greater depth how and why machines work. Spreads highlight the use of simple machines in everyday objects, such as scissors and clocks, mixers and whisks, bikes and brakes, while the story contains clear and simple text to engage the reader.
Sloth and Sengi are animal friends and they live in a zoo. One day they decided to plan an escape with the help of simple machines. This book is for ages 7+ because it is absolutely full of information and each page has several movable pieces to better explain the simple machines. You even get to try and launch them over a fence (for real)! It includes an age appropriate glossary in the back. It is interactive and fun so my 7 year old thought this book was amazing! This book is certainly unique and one kids will want to read over and over again.