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How to Build a Motorcycle: A racing adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship
     

How to Build a Motorcycle: A racing adventure of mechanics, teamwork, and friendship

by Saskia Lacey
 

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Eli, Phoebe, and Hank once again join forces to build another miniature vehicle--a motorcycle!

How to Build a Motorcycle continues the Technical Tales series, where a group of three unlikely friends--a rat, a sparrow, and a frog--come together to build another vehicle--a motorcycle! As they start working, they encounter many unexpected obstacles,

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Eli, Phoebe, and Hank once again join forces to build another miniature vehicle--a motorcycle!

How to Build a Motorcycle continues the Technical Tales series, where a group of three unlikely friends--a rat, a sparrow, and a frog--come together to build another vehicle--a motorcycle! As they start working, they encounter many unexpected obstacles, teaching them (and the reader) about the different parts that make a motorcycle work. Detailed illustrations explain the overall functions of the engine, clutch, brakes, distributors, as well as many other parts of the motorcycle. Through hard work and perseverance, the three friends learn about mechanics and teamwork as they work together to build a miniature motorcycle.

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"With the same mix of plot and specific mechanical detail that went into building a car and an airplane in previous volumes of the series, the all-animal Scrap Pack reunites to construct a racing motorcycle from frame up - School Library Journal

School Library Journal
07/01/2016
Gr 4–6—With the same mix of plot and specific mechanical detail that went into building a car and an airplane in previous volumes of the series, the all-animal Scrap Pack reunites to construct a racing motorcycle from frame up. Head swollen by his role in previous projects, crew chief Eli annoys all but the worshipful young Fritz with exaggerated versions of his exploits, but mends fences with apologies after Fritz is seriously injured in a motorcycle accident. With another rider, the motorcycle goes on to win a race. In addition to scenes of the crew at work, illustrated diagrams of key motorcycle parts such as the suspension, engine, and clutch are featured throughout. A close-up of standard controls and a brief safety note may be helpful to prospective motorbike owners. VERDICT Though far from being a step-by-step manual for would-be young makers, this does impart a better sense of how (smaller) motorcycles work than standard-issue browsing items like Amicus's Motorcycles from the "Motorsports" series.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781633220577
Publisher:
Walter Foster Jr
Publication date:
04/01/2016
Series:
Technical Tales Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
538,567
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Martin Sodomka is a graphic designer based in the Czech Republic. He is a self-published illustrator of books for children.

A beautiful storyteller, Saskia Lacey is an educational children's author with an extensive teaching background. Lacey has developed engaging children's stories and projects for a variety of publishers and illustrators.

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