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    • ISBN:9781445146195
    • Publication date:26 May 2016
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Planes

By David West

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Explore the inner-workings of six types of popular vehicles and find out what makes them tick

Learn all about planes and how they work from canvas planes to supersonic planes and jet liners.

Have you ever wondered where the crew all sit inside a tank, or what a jet engine looks like behind the turbine blades? Well these six books will help you find out just that! Find out something amazing about each vehicle and then turn the page to see it sliced in two where its innermost secrets will be revealed. Simple text and large labels and captions will make the bite-sized pieces of information appeal to a wide range of reading abilities, and the artwork is both friendly and accessible.

What's Inside - perfect for inquisitive, machine-mad readers who love the details of how vehicles work. Suitable for readers aged 8+.

Biographical Notes

David West is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of children's information books. He has produced over 500 titles on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science. Some of his best known titles include Brain Surgery for Beginners, Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World and Dinosaurs in My Street.

David went to art school in Kingston-upon-Thames and Harrow, where he specialised in information graphics. He lives in south west London with his wife, two sons, a cat and a goldfish who's over 14 years old.

When he's not illustrating, writing and designing he can be found fishing for salmon in Scottish rivers or painting portraits for fun.

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  • ISBN: 9781445163475
  • Publication date: 22 Mar 2018
  • Page count: 24
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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