Thursday, February 21, 2008

Up Close books

Just received four new books - Fire Engines Up Close, Fighter Planes Up Close, Heavy Equipment Up Close, and Submarines Up Close. All are by Andra Serlin Abramson (Highlights for Children) and published by Sterling in 2007.

Wow! What kid would not want to look at these?! They are 15' tall, almost 1' across and they include multiple double fold-out photography pages. Each book contains at least one "full-size" photo - a fighter plane ejection button, the gauges on a nuclear sub, gears on a forestry vehicle, the levers on a pumper truck.

Short paragraphs with bold headlines break up the text into readable segments, but it's the photos that take center stage in these books. Very cool!

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