Cars

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Crazy about cars? Get in gear — and get ready for action — as Robert Crowther’s info-packed, interactive pop-up book showcases some very cool wheels.

Hop in and take a drive in the smartest, fastest automobiles — from the earliest carriages to the cars of tomorrow. With the pull of a tab or the lift of a flap, fans can ride in the first automobile, find out how engines work, see their car slide off the production line, and plenty more. And the grand finale? Feel the thrill of ...

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Overview

Crazy about cars? Get in gear — and get ready for action — as Robert Crowther’s info-packed, interactive pop-up book showcases some very cool wheels.

Hop in and take a drive in the smartest, fastest automobiles — from the earliest carriages to the cars of tomorrow. With the pull of a tab or the lift of a flap, fans can ride in the first automobile, find out how engines work, see their car slide off the production line, and plenty more. And the grand finale? Feel the thrill of the racetrack by taking pole position with stock car and Formula 1 stars!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
Divided into five sections entitled Early Cars, Super Cars, Everyday Cars, Record-Breaking Cars, and Racing Cars, this book provides a history of the design changes and industrial development of the automobile industry including current environmental challenges for reducing carbon fuel emission and safely disposing of old unwanted cars and their parts. To allow pull tabs to move cars across the pages, the book has been designed to open sideways so the gutter will run from side to side instead of top to bottom. On one page there is a car with a pull tab to raise and lower the car windows and a hood that pops open to reveal the engine. Another page features a car the reader can pull along an assembly line. Lift-the-flap booklets have been added to identify outstanding car inventors and explain the inner workings of an engine. Robert Crowther is a master of the pull tab and he scored a line on each tab where it should be folded up to make pulling it easier. Sometimes a tiny spot of hidden glue may need to be loosened for the action to take place. Be firm not violent. On the last page, the book is turned again so an oval raceway can be pulled out with stands on one side and the pit stop area on the other while racecars can be moved around the track. There is a lot of good information in this book for young car lovers. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
Publishers Weekly
Following Trains, Flight, and Ships, this interactive book features automobiles throughout history. Except for the final spread, the pages read vertically, as the book explores vehicles from the ordinary (the Citroën 2CV and Fiat 500) to the exotic (a pop-up 1929 Bugatti Type 41 Royale and a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, with liftable gull-wing door). Kids into faster cars will like the final scene: a racetrack with pull-tabs that allow them to get in on the action. Full of trivia, history, and effects that should delight the auto-obsessed. Ages 6–up. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763644482
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 984,934
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.28 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Crowther is the creator of a four-book transportation series, as well as numerous other pop-up books, including ROBERT CROWTHER'S AMAZING POP-UP HOUSE OF INVENTIONS. Robert Crowther lives in Norfolk, England.
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