Mazie's Amazing Machines
As Mazie delights in building all sorts of fabulous inventions to solve household problems, kids will see how simple machines work.
Mazie McGear loves to engineer! Whenever she encounters a problem, she turns on her imagination and starts drawing and building--think blink, ribble scribble, bing bang boom! Need a more convenient way to feed the dog? No problem! Mazie invents the Food-o-Matic. Mom needs help carrying boxes? No worries! Mazie makes her a Roly-Ramp. You can always count on Mazie to invent a machine that will make life easier--although her brother, Jake, isn’t too thrilled with her Waker-Upper Rocket. But no worries. Engineering is so cool that before long he can’t help but get into the invention action too!
Featuring dynamic illustrations and a fun fold-out spread, this is a book that’s sure to inspire budding engineers while celebrating creative out-of-the-box thinking.
Sheryl is the founder of Let's Engineer!, an elementary after school program that teaches engineering principles through design and invention.
Sheryl Haft founded Let’s Engineer!, a pre-school and elementary after-school program that teaches engineering principles through design and invention-building. Sheryl’s love of tinkering began by working in the garage with her dad, creating patented inventions. She is the author of other joyful, imaginative books: I Love You, Blankie, Baby Boo, I Love You and Goodnight Bubbala. She and her family live in New York City and Wyoming.
Jeremy Holmes is an internationally renowned children’s book illustrator. His picture books include There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (winner of the BolognaRagazzi Opera Prima Award), Poem-mobiles (by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian), The Eye that Never Sleeps (by Marissa Moss), and Road Trip (by Claudia Friddell). He and his family live in Pennsylvania.
Haft (Goodnight Bubbala) introduces budding engineer Mazie McGear . . . who relishes solving problems and inventing fantastical machines to help out at home. In a palette of rust and turquoise, polished stylized illustrations by Holmes (The Eye That Never Sleeps) show Mazie’s thought process: “First I turn on my imagination . . . Then I draw . . . Then . . . I build!” . . . Pulsing with friendly energy, this STEM-starter conveys the sense that engineering is something any child can do. Back matter explains the ideas behind Mazie’s machines.” —Publishers Weekly
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