Caldecott Medal award winner and MacArthur fellow David Macaulay has illustrated and written over 25 books for children. His most famous work includes The Way Things Work and Cathedral. His illustrations have been featured in popular, nonfiction books combining text and illustrations explaining architecture, design, and engineering.
"Youngsters will be eager to get their hands on this simply amazing book." - Booklist (Starred Review)"Expertly blending comedy with a substantive look at physics and mechanics." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)"With much use of flaps, pop-ups, and inset booklets, the author expands on the comical plotline with glimpses of construction machinery, hydraulics, and several types of levers in action." - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)"...a vivid interactive introduction to simple scientific principles all neatly wrapped up in a story." - TheGuardian.com"This ingenious, entertaining, sturdily built book is sure to get the wheels turning for young engineers-in-the-works." - Shelf Awareness for Readers"As robust and inviting a physical book as you can possibly get." - The New York Times Book Review"Illustrated with humor and affection...easily keeps the reader's attention." - BoingBoing.net"In today's STEM-centric world, it can be difficult to sift through all the available STEM books and find the perfect introductory text for children... How Machines Work: Zoo Break! does just that." - The Children's Book Review