Learn how animals do what machines can too!
A whale can dive, and so can a submarine. A pony will pull, just like a tow truck. In fact, every animal in Animachines performs an action just like that of a vehicle!
Animachines creatively combines two of children's favorite topics -- animals and machines -- and compares them to demonstrate concepts like dig, crawl, squirt, and carry. In all, ten active animals and their actions are matched with ten mighty machines.
With words that whoosh, r-r-r-reach, and G-R-R-ROWL, and softly colored pictures alive with whimsy (and some tiny friends to find on each page), Animachines is sure to delight active young minds.
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Debora Pearson is the author of several children's books and the co-author of the Adventure Travel series, which earned places on VOYA's Nonfiction Honor list and in the prestigious international White Raven Collection. Her books include Hidden Worlds and Load 'Em Up Trucks.
Nora Hilb is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children's books in her native Argentina and around the world.close this panel
Active, noisy preschoolers will love this little book about animals and their counterparts. There isn't a passive voice to be found, and the verbs fairly bounce off the page.
A solid attractive offering that children will request for repeated readings.
In this delightful book, a whale and a submarine can both dive, a lion and a monster truck can both roar, and a sea turtle and a bulldozer can both crawl. In fact, every animal in Animachines can do something just like a vehicle can! Animachines provides a fresh look at ten lively animals whose actions match those of ten mighty machines. Readers learn concepts such as squirt, pull, race and stretch by looking at the pictures and seeing both animal and machine acting out the verb. The pictures are soft and inviting, and each of the ten verbs includes a fairy-like little gnome also acting out the word. Toddlers can make a game of finding her and explaining what she is doing! ... My two-year-old loved Animachines from the first reading and continues to imitate the words and sounds throughout the day. Highly Recommended.
The watercolors are clear and uncluttered and the text is simple.