Book Reviews of The Way Things Work

The Way Things Work
The Way Things Work
Author: David MacAulay
ISBN-13: 9780395428573
ISBN-10: 0395428572
Publication Date: 10/24/1988
Pages: 384
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Book Type: Hardcover
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I purchased this book when my pre-teen granddaughter asked me too many questions I could not easily answer! It is written (and wonderfully illustrated) as a juvenile non-fiction that leaves the adults smiling and interested in how something was built!
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A really cool book for kids who want to see diagrams of how things work. It's offered in a fun way.
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A visual guide to the world of machines. Very well done. Basic though.
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We discovered this book (and companion DVD set) a couple of years ago. My now 9-year old, who is a mechanical whiz, absolutely never tires of leafing through it and learning how things work. It often inspires him to create his own thing-a-ma-jigs with Legos.
I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in machines.