From the Set Big Machines at Work
Whether they're being used to plow fields or push dirt and snow, tractors are important machines. Get the basics on these useful machines inside.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.1|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A noteworthy review of Big Machines at Work from Booklist on April 1, 2014
There’s no doubt that children will be drawn to this attractive book because of their fascination with tractors, though they might come away with a few questions. Part of the Big Machines at Work series, this features farm and lawn tractors but also muddies the water by inserting three spreads about track-type tractors, such as bulldozers and diggers (which appear in their own books in the series). Each of the four sections of the book poses a question, with the answer found on a two-page spread featuring a photograph (blazingly bright and very attractive) of a tractor, as well as basic overview information. However, by closing the section with a broad statement such as, ‘But tractors do other jobs, too,’ it lacks a sense of completeness. At the end of the day, though, this will get kids opening books and gushing appropriately.
Author: Hal Rogers
Hal Rogers is the pen name of Elizabeth Budd, a Colorado-based writer and editor. Elizabeth has written more than fifty books for children on subjects ranging from Steven Spielberg to Thomas Jefferson, the Cold War to gypsies. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, she holds a degree in Italian language from Universita per Stranieri di Siena in, Tuscany, Italy, as well. She also writes under the names E. S. Budd and Elizabeth Sirimarco (her maiden name). Elizabeth has been fortunate to collaborate with her husband, photographer David Budd, on several books for The Child's World. They live in Denver, Colorado's capital city, with Roger the cat and Sebastian the Rottweiler.