The Everyday Workings of Machines: How machines work, from toasters and trains to hovercrafts and robots - Includes close-ups, cutaways, and cross sections! Cover Image
By Steve Martin, Valpuri Kerttula (Illustrator)
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How does a train stay on the tracks? What’s going on inside a pogo stick? How do cranes work? And what happens when you flush a toilet?
These and many more important questions are answered in this fascinating book. From toasters and telephones to hovercrafts and robots – the inner workings of machines big and small are brought to light using a stunning mix of cross-sections, close-ups and cutaways. 

About the Author

Steve Martin is a writer, former English teacher, and author of numerous children’s books on a wide range of subjects, including The Boys’ Book of Adventure, Numberland, and Ivy Kids’ Academy series.

Valpuri Kerttula is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art. She currently lives in Finland and creates artwork for children’s books, school textbooks, and editorial commissions. Her style is bright, playful and colourful. She loves developing curious characters from her imagination.

Praise For…

"Those interested in how machines work will enjoy the many colorful graphics."Myra Zarnowski, School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780711254275
ISBN-10: 0711254273
Publisher: Ivy Kids
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English