Airplanes: A Fold-Out Book (Rand McNally for Kids) by Rand McNally Staff, Martin Woodward |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Airplanes: A Fold-Out Book (Rand McNally for Kids)

Airplanes: A Fold-Out Book (Rand McNally for Kids)

by Rand McNally Staff, Martin Woodward
     
 
These innovative books are designed to be read one page at a time. Grab hold of the last page, however, and the illustrations stretch out to a stunning 2-sided panel. Airplanes features the story of flight on one side and the cross section of a Boeing 747 on the other. Skyscrapers features an assortment of the world's tallest structures on one side and the cross

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These innovative books are designed to be read one page at a time. Grab hold of the last page, however, and the illustrations stretch out to a stunning 2-sided panel. Airplanes features the story of flight on one side and the cross section of a Boeing 747 on the other. Skyscrapers features an assortment of the world's tallest structures on one side and the cross section of the John Hancock Center on the flip side. Full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Jam-packed with meticulous illustrations and intriguing data, the accordion-fold page in each of these superbly produced oversize books extends to over five feet in length. In Airplanes, one side of the fold-out presents a Boeing 747 in cross-section (``The only airplane that is better known by its nickname, `Jumbo Jet'"), along with engrossing sidebars (``How Does It Fly,'' ``Inside the Wings'' and more) and a host of factoids (``Five and a half tons of food are needed on a long-haul international flight''). The reverse side, an aviation time-chart, depicts 37 aircraft, from the Wright brothers' 1903 Flyer 1 to the new Eurofighter 2000, named for the year it is intended to enter service. Skyscraper employs a similar format, depicting a cross-section of Chicago's John Hancock building (``the world's tallest multi-use building... and the seventh tallest skyscraper'') and, on the reverse, a comparative height chart, ``Reaching for the Skies,'' of the world's tallest structures. (Set against these colossi, a drawing of a 46-ft. brachiosaurus looks tiny indeed.) Informative and thrilling-and not just for kids. Ages 7-12. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780528837234
Publisher:
Rand McNally
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Series:
Rand McNally for Kids Fold-out Books
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
9.69(w) x 12.69(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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