Synopses & Reviews
Kids passion for cars has always run fast and furious, and this interactive book and kit gives enthusiastic gearheads the opportunity to build the essential parts of a car easily and independently.
Colorful and energetic, How Cars Work details the principles for ten basic car mechanisms and includes examples of their everyday use, helpful timelines detailing each parts history, and straightforward instructions on how to build each mechanism. All of the materials needed to build each mechanism are contained within the kit, including machine pieces, nuts and bolts, and a detachable peg boardall color-coded for easy identification. The projects include: wheels, gear box, steering, exhaust valves, timing belt, pistons, suspension, accelerator pedal, and brakes.
This follow-up to How Machines Work is hands-on and engaging, certain to inspire the DIY spirit in every child!
Interactive book and kit gives enthusiastic gearheads the opportunity to build the essential parts of a car easily and independently.
About the Author
is the author of the award winning series, Horrible Science
and Wild Lives
. Possibly the most popular author of children's science books to date, Arnold has written over 50 books ranging in topics from ugly bugs, to chaotic chemistry, to the beastly human body. Nick's latest book, How Machine's Work
was monstrously successful and its brother in the mastery of mechanics, How Cars Work
is sure to delight fans of Arnold's work everywhere. He lives in Devon, England. You can visit him online at nickarnold-website.com.
Allan Sanders is internationally renowned for his powerful, quirky illustrations. They have appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and advertising, including The Economist, The Guardian, New Scientist, and the Los Angeles Times. His interactive and animation work has been featured in exhibitions at the London Science Museum. He lives in Brighton, England. You can visit him online at loopland.net.