Machines Go to Work in the City is now avaiable Nationwide (hardcover).

Henry Holt and Company/Macmillan  – 48 pages – Ic.

Machines Go to Work in the City by William Low
Machines Go to Work in the City by William Low

Here is a review from School Library Journal:  PreS-Gr 2–This sequel to Low’s Machines Go to Work (Holt, 2009) starts with a garbage truck making its rounds and concludes with a foldout aerial view of a plane in flight. In between, workers lay new train tracks, a vacuum truck pumps water out of a tunnel, and a bucket truck and repair crew fix a broken traffic signal. A tower crane lifts a giant beam, and a baggage carrier helps to load a plane. Generously filled with questions, the clear, readable text encourages readers’ participation. Richly colored, realistic spreads portray a busy city and follow the course of the day from sunrise to sunset. In this book, Low tends to show more interaction between humans and machinery. The illustrations increase in size when flaps are lifted; this additional artwork responds to questions embedded in the text. Smaller, labeled images are repeated on three closing pages. These images are paired with concise descriptive paragraphs reiterating the purposes of the machines. Another dynamic picture book for children who devour books about machinery or for those fascinated with lift-the-flap materials.–Lynn Vanca, Freelance Librarian, Akron, OH