Rod Green is a children's writer with a wealth of experience, who has worked for many publishers including Puffin and HarperCollins. For Templar, Rod has written books in the Mean Machines series.Stephen Biesty has been illustrating since 1985. He has won several prestigious awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award (1993) and the UK Literary Association Children's Book Award (2005).
As with the earlier, Giant Vehicles, a plethora of facts written by Rod Green surround each of Biesty's amazingly detailed pen/ink and watercolour washed illustrations, and there are numerous flaps (engineered by Andy Mansfield) under which more information is to be found. It's a good job that this book is sturdily built: I envisage it being read to destruction having provided countless hours of fascination to child (and perhaps adult) readers. Assuredly, a great way to interest young readers in applied science/ technology... -- Jill Bennett * Read Reading Hub *