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Marvellous Machines

Take a look inside some of the world’s most incredible machines and inventions!

Have you ever wondered what s going on inside some of the world’s most incredible machines and inventions?

Here’s a sneak peak inside a whole world of Marvellous Machines!

Using the see-through magic lens, you can learn about mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering by exploring the inner workings of machines.

In your kitchen or bedroom, beneath city streets or far up in space, machines are at work day and night making, moving, building and even thinking for us. In this eye-catching book, you can explore the hidden inner workings of machines and inventions: from everyday objects like toasters and bicycles, to cutting-edge technologies such as pill-sized medical robots and super-fast maglev trains. The see-through magic lens will reveal how all these machines work, showing all the elements hidden within them from wires and pipes, to magnetic and gravitational forces.

The ideal gift book for budding scientists and engineers aged 7+

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Author: Jane Wilsher

Illustrator: Andrés Lozano

  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1912920198
  • Reading age: 7 years and up

Reviews

Big Issue North

"This innovative book is crammed with information and can be pored over for hours at a time."

Scottish Book Trust

“In this clever, interactive book, children can peek inside machines to find out more about how they work. Using the included magic lens, the inner workings of aeroplanes, submarines, fridges, toasters and more are revealed and explained in an accessible way.”

Absolutely Education Magazine

"The ideal book for scientifically-minded young readers to pore over ... Bright illustrations and quick-witted text offers a fun but informative reading experience ... Fascinating reading."

Tom Tolkien, The School Reading List

‘The cleverly designed hardback lets children explore the workings of familiar and unfamiliar scenes … A great way to encourage reading for retrieval and comprehension in reluctant and less able upper KS2 readers’.

Jill Bennett, Red Reading Hub

"Mechanically-minded youngsters especially will love the opportunity to peek into various components of a space station and to use the lens to hunt for the dozen items listed in the “find it” panel on the relevant spread, or to do likewise in and around the cyclists on the jet aeroplane and “Bicycle” spreads."

Mister Bodd

"This book is full of science, technology and engineering information. How things work and the x-ray magnifying glass gives you a peek into the inner workings. The illustrations will draw in the reluctant readers but the short chucks of informative text will keep their attention and end up educating them and filling them up with useful understandings."

Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post

"The lens offers an exciting extra by showing all the elements hidden within the machines … Add on Jane Wilsher’s witty and engaging text, which explains all the scientific concepts in simple terms, perfectly partnered by Andrés Lozano’s bright and child-friendly illustrations, and this magnificent and marvellous book is the ideal gift for budding scientists, and any inquisitive child."

@bookgiftblogger Twitter

"An engaging piece of non-fiction as the magic lens reveals details not visible to the naked eye. From planes to toasters there’s a whole host of machines to delve inside."

@littlelibraryowl Instagram

"The striking illustrations are bold and colourful, with plenty of detail to explore (both with the magic lens and without!). Each page is packed with fascinating facts, as well as exciting ‘find it’ challenges. The ‘invention-analyser’ magic lens provides a wonderful interactive element that curious little readers will love."

@bookishwaytoplay Instagram

"This is the perfect book for budding engineers, scientists and those readers who love an interactive element to their reading."

Sam Keeley, Just Imagine

"Jane Wilsher imparts a great deal of high-quality information without overwhelming a reader. The clarity of the explanations is excellent and abstract concepts are concisely described without ever sacrificing the science. Andres Lozano’s illustrations are bright and appealing and the diagrams make the text explicit … Marvellous Machines would make an excellent addition to any Junior science collection and could spark further interest in the curious young reader to learn more about the machines described."

My Shelves are Full

"This eye catching and intriguing book landed and we were all captivated by it. Boldly and brightly illustrated, the book comes with a handy magic lens to help readers see inside machines. An excellent book for all ages!"

Armadillo Magazine

"This eye-catching book takes you inside the machine, inside the invention, showing you the inner workings - pipes, wires, chemical phenomena - that make it work."

My Shelves are Full (Instagram)

"This eye-catching and intriguing book landed and we were all captivated by it. Boldly and brightly illustrated, the book comes with a handy magic lens to help readers see inside machines. An excellent book for all ages."

Tom Tolkien, The School Reading List

"The cleverly designed hardback lets children explore the workings of familiar and unfamiliar scenes … A great way to encourage reading for retrieval and comprehension in reluctant and less able upper KS2 readers."

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