The Boy Mechanic Makes Toys: 159 Games, Toys, Tricks, and Other Amusements
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The Boy Mechanic Makes Toys: 159 Games, Toys, Tricks, and Other Amusements

by Popular Mechanics
     
 
It’s vintage fun! This follow-up to The Boy Mechanic—Popular Mechanics’ collection of can-do ingenuity from the early 1900s—features more than 200 unique toys and games that anyone with a basic tool kit will want to make, plus the unusual and attractive rounded, flexibound format. Charmingly designed to capture that old-fashioned flavor,

Overview

It’s vintage fun! This follow-up to The Boy Mechanic—Popular Mechanics’ collection of can-do ingenuity from the early 1900s—features more than 200 unique toys and games that anyone with a basic tool kit will want to make, plus the unusual and attractive rounded, flexibound format. Charmingly designed to capture that old-fashioned flavor, every imaginative project remains as engaging today as ever, with its appeal fully intact. There’s amusement for little kids, including a toy donkey that nods and wags its tail; a child’s playhouse and a miniature windmill; magic tricks, such as an “X-Ray” pack of cards and mystery coin box; items for the great outdoors, which range from a homebuilt canoe to a diving tower; plus gizmos and gadgets, “scien-terrific” motors and engines, and entertaining objects for an older child to create and play with.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Take a trip down memory lane with this nostalgic meandering of projects gleaned from early 1900s Popular Mechanicsmagazine's pages. These projects and instructions may have been understood by Mr. Wizard but will not be by today's youth. None of the projects has been updated, and most should be supervised by an adult if attempted. Some are magic-trick and sleight-of-hand aides; others involve toys. Still others are highly mechanical or electrical in nature, not to mention completely impractical (however, the editors make no promises regarding feasibility or safety). Filled with quaint illustrations, this book is nothing more than historic fluff. Recommended only where there is demand.


—Karen Ellis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588166395
Publisher:
Hearst
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,136,819
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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