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Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Lemanski, Mike
By (author): Oxlade, Chris
Series: Design Line
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General (see also headings under Animals
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 16
Size: 12.47in x 10.16in x 0.34in
Our Price:
$ 20.00
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The first in a series of concertina fold-out books, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles features one hundred iconic boats, bikes, and other examples of creative excellence. This is a comparative history of transportation, illuminated in a visually accessible timeline that can be read back to front, top to bottom, and right to left. Brought to life by Mike Lemanski, this book is a stylish tribute to vehicles of all shapes and sizes.
Review Quote*A highly appealing combination of visual artistry, transportation history, and a distinctive package.
-Publishers Weekly

Transportation buffs will enjoy the attention to detail in Lemanski's elegant illustrations... [A] valuable reference tool, a solid contribution to the literature of technology for teens and blissful eye candy for transportation enthusiasts.
-Kirkus Reviews

A busy profusion of 100 small aircraft, trains, bikes, automobiles, and ships zoom across eight cardboard fold-out pages in this quasi-book product that also works as a six and a half-foot poster. ... Images are realistic in color and proportion with a fair amount of detail, given their small size, and they are labeled by name and year. ... The stacked layout provides some interesting views of varied modes of transport sharing approximate time periods. ... This unique book could appeal to some children fond of car, plane, and ship models and might be of interest to libraries collecting fold-out or other toy books
-School Library Journal

[A] visual feast, this six-and-a-half-foot fold-out book features 100 images of the things that have moved us, from bicycles to trains to cars and ships. I could spend a day poring over the designs, marveling at the ingenuity and craftsmanship that brought each of these vehicles to life. Hopefully your kids will too.
-The Huffington Post
Biographical NoteChris Oxlade is an experienced author of information books for children. He has written more than two hundred titles on science, technology, geography, sports, and hobbies.

Mike Lemanski studied at Bradford School of Art. His client list includes Google, Coca-Cola, the BBC, the Wall Street Journal, Nike, and New York magazine, among others.