...this fascinating book about the history of cars feels well overdue. It's not a subject that has received much attention in children's nonfiction, despite a great interest among young readers for knowing how cars work but also why they were made, and in what context... The stylish, 20s style illustration gives it strong visual appeal for boys and girls, and would be a fantastic book to use either in school projects or to share at home with other motoring enthusiasts in the family.
An ideal gift for the baby petrolheads in the family. Well written and comprehensive, as well as being easy on the eye. It's bound to become a bedtime favourite of kids big and small.
Giles Chapman has managed to condense nearly 250 years worth of autmotive history into just 48 charmingly illustrated pages.
Giles Chapman is a leading motor expert and the book is wide-ranging and thorough. Highly recommended for KS2 children through to adults.
Giles Chapman has come up with a fantastic book covering the complete history of the automobile... The illustrations, by the Us Now team, are really sleek and wonderful too... this was a truly awesome book to flick through, nicely presented and perfect for kids who are just getting into cars themselves.
It's visually attractive. It's accurately written. It's pleasingly comprehensive. It's also able to teach the adult things he didn't know.