How Things Work

Pull the tab, open the flap, learn how your stuff — your fridge, your DVD player and lots of other stuff — work. (Publications International, 2006)

How Things WorkEver wonder what happens inside your DVD player, or your refrigerator?  Well, come on, grab a screwdriver and …
There’s an easier way.
Turn a page and open a flap on Amy Hansen’s new book How Things Work. The book explores the workings of everything from televisions and microwaves to helicopters and submarines.

Here’s what reviewers are saying:

Science Books & Films
“…the text stands as an enticing invitation to young people to understand technology.”

“***** This is a book kids can really get into, December 5, 2007 By teacher6 (Maryland):
I teach sixth grade and I’m always on the lookout for books that reach a wide range of readers. This book does just that. …It’s perfect for kids that are seeking to learn about how the things they see and use everyday work: computers, …”

Children’s Literature review:
“This is the book for any child (or grown-up) who has ever asked, “How does it do that?” …The author encourages young readers to nurture their own inventive spirits and acknowledges a ten-year-old girl who is the youngest female ever to receive a U.S. patent. … For families, How Things Work will appeal to a wide age range, with the youngest children pushing and pulling all the moving parts.”
Karen Leggett, Dec., 2006 CLCD

Washington Parent
“…Wonderfully lucid, Hansen’s prose neither obfuscates nor “dumbs down” complex concepts. Photographs, diagrams, fun-fact boxes and pull- and fold-out interactives further engage youngsters and invite them to take a closer look. Inspired by the book’s “try this” experiments, your kids may decide to start investigating a few cool gizmos or even try creating their own.”
Mary Quattelbaum, January, 2007

Approved for Prince Georges County School Libraries.

Age level: 8-16
ISBN: 1-4127-1149-5

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