I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings and Other Questions About Transportation

I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings and Other Questions About Transportation

Book - 2012
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Answers questions about transportation and vehicles, including "Do airships run on air?" and "Why don't ships sink?"
Publisher: New York : Kingfisher : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Macmillan, 2012
ISBN: 9780753467039
0753467038
9780753467046
0753467046
Branch Call Number: J 629.04 MAYNARD
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Planes have wings

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ksoles Jan 22, 2015

Why don't ships sink? Why do cars need gasoline? Why do hot air balloons float? For such a slim volume, "I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings" contains a vast amount of information. Publishers recommend it for 5-8 year-olds though some of its pages will even flabbergast adult readers!

However, in the hands of a sensitive reader, this book (and others in the series) can certainly arouse a child's curiosity and give him/her a lasting interest in history. The explanations of what happens inside car engines and what makes trains stay on their rails may confuse the youngest readers but may also enthral an older child and inspire further research.

The haphazard arrangement of questions and answers on the pages makes the book a bit hard to follow; where to look next? But excellent illustrations anchor the text and add interest to the many facts presented. Ultimately, these books form a wonderful educational base from which to branch out when appropriate.

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violet_giraffe_225 Jul 26, 2012

violet_giraffe_225 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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