- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: April 5, 2016
- Price: $17.95
- Trim Size: 9 1⁄4 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 1-4197-2109-7
- EAN: 9781419721090
- Page Count: 24
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Format: Novelty (With die-cuts)
- Rights: North American English
Building Machines explores the powerful mechanics of construction vehicles and includes everything needed to build nine machines with working parts! The construction vehicles introduced are a forklift, bulldozer, front loader, giant digger, dump truck, road roller, crane, and tractor.
Each spread describes the vehicle in detail, including its parts and function. The spreads also include instructions for constructing the machine described using the included die-cut pieces. Children can follow the steps to make each vehicle, then use the pieces to invent their own. It’s the perfect introduction to simple mechanics for budding engineers everywhere.
"The tactile elements, construction details, and ease with which the vehicles come together should provide a sense of satisfaction for budding gearheads."— Publisher's Weekly
About the author
Ian Graham is the joint winner of the 2012 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize for the best book that communicates science to young people. He was shortlisted in 2014 for the Educational Writers’ Award in the UK.
Carles Ballesteros was born in Badalona, near Barcelona, in 1977. He now lives in Santiago de Chile, where he teaches illustration classes at the local university and works as an illustrator for various publishers.