David Macaulay

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BOOK DETAILS

DK
Written and illustrated by David Macaulay
November 2015
8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in
32 pages
Full color throughout
Hardcover
$19.99 US / $22.99 Can
ISBN 978-1-4654-4012-9
www.dk.com

David Macaulay (Vermont)

Bestselling author of How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

BOOKING INFO

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EXPERTISE

  • British-American artist/author of 28 books, including the award-winning, international bestseller The Way Things Work, which the NYT called “a superb achievement.”
  • His books have sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S., and have been translated into more than a dozen languages.
  • He specializes in graphic non-fiction books on subjects such as science, architecture, and engineering.
  • He is renown for his humor, detail and ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius.
  • Recipient of numerous awards, including: Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award and The Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, MacArthur Fellowship, 2006.

BOOK SUMMARY

An interactive book that shows how simple machines work. David Macaulay’s How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses pop-ups
and award-winning illustrations to demonstrate the technology of the six simple machines.
 Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his side-kick Sengi as they try to break out of their zoo with the help of levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels. Their efforts are brought to life through pop-up, pull-out, lift-up fun, meaning you can explore mechanical advantage through interactive science. Packed with engaging, hands-on activities, David Macaulay’s How Machines Work: Zoo Break! will gear kids up for scientific greatness!

PRAISE

“Expertly blending comedy with a substantive look at physics and mechanics.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW

“With much use of flaps, pop-ups, and inset booklets, the author expands on the comical plot line with glimpses of construction machinery, hydraulics, and several types of levers in action.”
Kirkus STARRED REVIEW

“Macaulay sees the world with a writer’s grace, but with an engineer’s clarity.”
The New York Times

“There is a sense of wonder in David Macaulay’s work. It’s fresh and genuine.”
The Washington Post

“What David Macaulay draws—churches, cities, pyramids—he draws better than any other pen-and-ink illustrator in the world.”
Time

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