A noteworthy review of Machines at Work from School Library Journal on September 1, 2007
Both books are organized into double-page chapters, with a brief paragraph answering a question on one side and a crisp, full-page, full-color photo with captions on the other. The authors explain how the vehicles are used, what they look like, and what’s inside them. Unfamiliar terms are printed in blue and defined in the glossaries. These materials are written to a formula that makes them accessible to younger readers. Both would fit in with curriculum units on safety or as supplementary titles for lessons on community workers. Serviceable additional purchases.
—Lynn K. Vanca