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[[ books ]] Machines Go to WorkAuthor William Low – Wildlives.co

Toddlers Love Machines And Things That Go, And This Book Gives Them Everything They Want, From A Cement Mixer To A Helicopter To A Backhoe Six Interactive Gatefolds Extend The Original Pictures To Three Pages, Revealing Something New About Each Situation The Final Double Gatefold Opens Into A Very Long Train And Shows All The Machines At Work The Last Spread Provides Additional Information About Each Machine For Young Readers To Pore Over Again And AgainWilliam Low S Classically Trained Artist S Eye Adds A New Layer To This Genre Both Parents And Children Will Appreciate The Beautiful Illustrations, The Attention To Detail, And The Clever Situational Twists Revealed By Lifting The Flaps


10 thoughts on “Machines Go to Work

  1. says:

    In his 1975 Introduction to his book Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury has this to say about children and the ugliness of the mechanical world Trains and boxcars and the smell of coal and fire are not ugly to children Ugliness is a concept that we happen on later and become self conscious about It s true that many of us adults forget how fascinating and beautiful large machines are to small humans Of course there are a few grownups capable of remembering, and if they are authors they might write In his 1975 Introduction to his book Dandelion Wine Ray Bradbury has this to say about children and the ugliness of the mechanical world Trains and boxcars and the smell of coal and fire are not ugly to children Ugliness is a concept that we happen on later and become self conscious about It s true that many of us adults forget how fascinating and beautiful large machines are to small humans Of course there are a few grownups capable of remembering, and if they are authors they might write books about trucks and trains and cars and planes Yet these books tend to be written for small tykes and too often they are simplistic and sufficient In my own experience as a children s librarian I have noticed that what kids really love in such books are details and realism They like to be told the difference between a stabilizer and a backhoe bucket or a tow cable and a smoke stack William Low taps into that need, bringing us a book that combines story, technical details, and sheer beauty all in one neat little package At last children and adults finally can find a middle ground in what they consider beautiful You want a lift the flap book Brother, you got it In Machines Go To Work a riverside town plays host to a wide variety of different mechanical beasts In the first scene we see a backhoe suspiciously close to some tulips The text asks, Is the backhoe digging up the flowers Lift the flap and the answer is revealed No, it s digging a hole for new crab apple trees The flowers are safe The book continues in this manner Firemen rescue a kitten from a tree, a news helicopter reports on a family of ducks crossing the road, a cement mixer needs a tow, and so on At the end of the day a huge freight train moves through the town and as we lift the flaps the scene pulls back so that we re looking down on the town from above And in the midst of the clicketys and the clacks we can see the tow truck, ship, helicopter, fire truck and backhoe all scattered about the streets, going about their day William Low is an author illustrator who is quite popular here in New York His books Chinatown and Old Penn Station speak to his familiarity with the city itself Machines Go To Work is an entirely different beast altogether then It s a tale of a small town with an industrial history or so the cargo ship and the train would have me believe As such, Low is free to indulge in the natural beauty of the living world coupled alongside the mechanical beauty of vehicles This may not be clear from the cover, but open the book up and look at the title page There you see a fire truck, and behind it a view of trees and houses And behind that The sea It s a bright sunny day, but the truck is driving through shadow in this shot, which allows its lights the chance to shine a little in the semi darkness And when I think of all the truck books out there that just throw a vehicle into a scene without considering lighting, mood, shadow, or landscape, I grow increasingly impressed with Mr Low s work I began this review by saying that this book finds a middle ground between what kids find beautiful and what adults acknowledge as lovely In no spread is this clearer than when the firefighters rescue a kitten from a small grove of cherry blossom trees This selection is near the beginning of the book, which I credit to Low s cleverness A parent flipping through the book idly might pause and grant the book greater respect if they saw this spread right at the start of the story Essentially what we see here is a fire truck the front in a kind of permanent shadow, which is a bit odd but oh well parked before a riot of pink and white blossoms The blue sky is only slightly visible in the midst of all this color, and the fact that the brick red fire truck doesn t clash is impressive One could stare at this picture for a very long time, entirely separate from the story If William Low does anything, he makes it so that when children ask for this book to be read over and over again, the parents will be eager to plunge themselves into this gorgeous world onceWhat we adults find mundane, Low turns into a story Adults would generally find a tale of how a tow truck got a jump from a pickup truck less then entirely thrilling Some kids, however, would want to know the logistics of this moment in the minutest details Kids are like that When they want to learn about something they won t stop until they ve sated their own curiosity Low provides for this In the back of the book is a two page spread that shows small incredibly well articulated and detailed machines as seen in the book Each machine even the railroad crossing sign, which I liked has a description as well as arrows and words describing each part Kids will see where a tow truck s towline is or a tugboat s spotlight Adults could probably use a refresher for this kind of stuff as well When I think of William Low s art, I tend to think of thick paints, visible strokes, and bright clear cut colors In Machines Go To Work, Low still has all of that, but he has worked in a delicacy and detailing that catch the eye as well Taking into account his attention to light and shadow, his sense of small towns and their appearances, and the simultaneous beauty found in mechanics and nature, I think it s clear that this isthan your average truck title This picture book is beautiful and will be loved by young and old alike Even if you ve never cared two bits about things that go vroom and honk honk, you re going to like what you find here A rote subject by a master of the form.Ages 4 8


  2. says:

    toddler preschool picture book trucks and construction machines large, engaging fold out pictures of TRUCKS are sure to draw attention, and are sandwiched neatly between onomatopoeia sounds This is definitely one of those books that will draw readers closer they always want to touch the pages when they see things of great interest Nice vocab, too GZZZZZZZZZK This backhoe is ready The stabilizers are down.Is the backhoe digging up the flowers No, it s digging a hole for new crab apple tre toddler preschool picture book trucks and construction machines large, engaging fold out pictures of TRUCKS are sure to draw attention, and are sandwiched neatly between onomatopoeia sounds This is definitely one of those books that will draw readers closer they always want to touch the pages when they see things of great interest Nice vocab, too GZZZZZZZZZK This backhoe is ready The stabilizers are down.Is the backhoe digging up the flowers No, it s digging a hole for new crab apple trees The flowers are safe WWAAAAAWWWWWWWWRRR picture of firetruck Is there a fire in the cherry blossom trees No, a kitten is stuck in the tree Thanks to the firefighter for setting her free preschoolers and older toddlers will getout of the question answer puzzles, but younger toddlers will also listen with rapt attention


  3. says:

    I am completely in love with William Low s painting style Stunning.


  4. says:

    This question and answer with flaps book is simple enough for toddlers and up Each picture asks a question and the answer is behind the page sized flap Smooth and easy to follow.


  5. says:

    Kids will enjoy these large, foldout pictures.


  6. says:

    Great storytime read


  7. says:

    I am not a fan of truck books usually, but I loved the mini stories of the equipment in this book Machines Go to Work is an amazing blend of detailed illustrations of the machines set against fabulous backgrounds A truck book for boys, girls, and parents and librarians Watch the videos on Youtube where William Low discusses digital art I am not a fan of truck books usually, but I loved the mini stories of the equipment in this book Machines Go to Work is an amazing blend of detailed illustrations of the machines set against fabulous backgrounds A truck book for boys, girls, and parents and librarians Watch the videos on Youtube where William Low discusses digital art


  8. says:

    This is an outstanding things that go book, covering every genre of machines from backhoes to freight ships Simple text makes this perfect for the youngest and most appropriate audience and gorgeous, colorful paintings show the machines and their operators hard at work My favorite part is that you get to fold out a page and see what the machines will do next It s an original entry into a crowded field that can always use fresh work.


  9. says:

    Great book Good sound effects, nice short text, detailed pictures The only thing I didn t like is how flimsy the fold out pages are My two year old tore one on the first day we had it and it s a library book consternation The last two pages are great a small picture of each machine in the book, with a bit of text that explains a littleabout what that machine does.


  10. says:

    I liked it a lot, especially the fifties feeling illustrations, but the way the book is designed the pages fold out completely would be a guaranteed disaster in my library after just a few look throughs I would love to see the same story question and answer format and illustrations in a large sturdy book with lift the flaps.