Eureka! It's an Automobile!by Jeanne Bendick, Sal Murdocca
Describes the development of the automobile and some of the inventions that have made it a popular mode of transportation.
School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 3-6-- Introducing readers to the concept of invention, these two titles take a rather breezy, lighthearted approach to the development of the airplane and the automobile. Written in third person, the text flows smoothly. All technical words are italicized and defined within the texts, then re-defined in the glossaries. Airplane! begins with a simplified discussion of the Laws of Motion and the principles of flight. The early dreamers in the field of aviation are introduced along with their flying machines. Different types of engines are also described. Automobile! uses the same format to outline the early forms of land transport made from such materials as iron, steel, rubber, etc., all of which had to be developed before the car could be invented. The illustrations are bright and colorful, usually filling at least half of each page. The diagrams are thoroughly labeled and show complete processes of operation. These titles are not necessary purchases, but readers will find them pleasant for browsing.-- Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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