How machines work : zoo break! (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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How machines work : zoo break!

Author: David Macaulay; Charlie Galbraith; Jack Challoner; John Searcy
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"Sloth and Sengi are friends. They have grown up together in the zoo, and know every bit of their enclosure. And, frankly, they are a little bored with it. So they begin to plan an escape, with the help of some simple machines, such as levers, gears, planes, and pulleys."
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Genre/Form: Pop-up books
Lift-the-flap books
Juvenile works
Toy and movable books
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Macaulay; Charlie Galbraith; Jack Challoner; John Searcy
ISBN: 9781465440129 1465440127
OCLC Number: 1003850005
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: Gearbox in cover with gears and animal illustrations showing through plastic window; some pages unfold and have flaps to lift.
Cover art features a die-cut, moveable interactive machine.
Awards: AIP Science Communication Award, Writing for Children, 2016
The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize award, 2016
Target Audience: Ages 7-10
Description: 30 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Inclined to escape --
Living on the wedge --
Getting leverage --
Lots of levers --
A wheely bad idea --
Getting in gear --
Push and pulley --
Pulley power --
A screwy plan --
Drilling in --
Getting complex --
Escape? --
Glossary --
Famous!
Other Titles: Zoo break!
Responsibility: David Macaulay ; story by Charlie Galbraith ; consultant, Jack Challoner ; US editor, John Searcy.

Abstract:

"Sloth and Sengi are friends. They have grown up together in the zoo, and know every bit of their enclosure. And, frankly, they are a little bored with it. So they begin to plan an escape, with the help of some simple machines, such as levers, gears, planes, and pulleys."

Explore the mechanics of simple machines by lifting levers, grinding gears, flipping flaps, and more. Join Sloth and Sengi, two zoo animals who long to be free, as they put these machines to use. Pop-up and lift-the-flap illustrations help explain levers, wheels, pulleys, and more, as the two animals comically test out their contraptions in episodic sequences. A final, foldout spread reveals their most elaborate machine yet, which resembles a roller coaster and incorporates all of the devices they have used so far.

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