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"Hey, you guys! Let's get to work." At the construction site, the workers gather. Their machines are ready and waiting. A busy day is about to begin. Rhythmic text and bold, graphic illustrations convey all the energy and excitement of the day.



Book Details:
  • Format: Board Book
  • Publication Date: 8/23/1997
  • Pages: 17
  • Reading Level: Age 2 and Up

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Machines at Work by Byron Barton (Board Book)

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Harper CollinsMachines at Work
 
4.4

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5.0

A Favorite

By Momdedos

from IL

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Babies and Toddlers
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Machines at Work:

    My son LOVES this book, as well as a couple other Barton books (Trains and Trucks). It appears that he can't get enough of them since we read them over and over again sitting after sitting (even though there are MANY other books to choose from in his little library). I highly recommend this book.

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    4.0

    construction book

    By 2 boys under 2

    from Missouri

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    My son loves big trucks and construction equipment which is why I bought this book. He loves the book. I just wish it would name the machines instead of just what they do.

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    5.0

    Our Favorite Book!!!!!

    By Mother of 2

    from NYC

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    We bought this book for my son when he was 3 months old, and he continued to love it through 2 years+ (my husband and I had it memorized we read it so much!). Byron Barton's illustrations are WONDERFUL - bold, colorful, and very attractive for babies and toddlers. I highly recommend ALL his books.

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    5.0

    My 14 month old son loves ...

    By New mom in training

    from Maryland

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    My 14 month old son loves construction equipment and already had several books with photos of construction equipment. I was worried this book might not be as interesting. I was pleasantly surprised when he wanted me to read it to him as many as 4 times a day. No other book has caught his attention as this one has.

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    5.0

    FABULOUSE

    By Anonymous

    from seattle

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    both our son and daughter have absolutely loved this book. byron barton does magic with this book. may look less interesting to parents at first, but kids just love this book and read it over and over again. a MUST for any little girl or boy's library.

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    3.0

    hmmm, not sure about the message...

    By Ashton's proud Mama

    from Plano, TX

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    We haven't actually read this to our son yet because he is only 2 months old, so he may love it... who knows. When we recieved it as a gift, of course my husband and I read it. I was expecting a happy and "magical" children's book, and this book was very boring and harshly realistic!! Basically the gist of it is that the construction workers all go to work, work hard until lunch, then go back to work and work really hard, then go home and do it all again the next day... which is definately the way life goes! I guess I was just expecting something a little more sugar coated... my husband and I just laughed and figure maybe it will help prepare him for the real world!

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    3.0

    I thought it will tell you more information than just its function

    By Mom of 2 active boys!

    from 15 miles from DISNEYLAND!

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    We wanted a book that told the names of the machines, instead, it was a simplified version of what the functions were. My son was very bored of this book after 2nd time around, (Which is shocking, coming from a boy who wants us to read the same book 20 times in one setting!) that we began to create characters in the book, so they all have names, we count how many people, machines, etc. (but can't go beyond 6) the colors (not very much) Pretty much exhausted all options. If you want a book to explain a lot about construction, this is very limited, and NOT recommended!

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    5.0

    great book

    By Momma of 3 boys

    from Atlanta GA

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    My sons are older now (14 and 11 years) but they still remember this book! It was a favorite for sure. We no longer have it because I gave it to my nephew some years ago, but it looks like I'm going to have to buy another one for my 1 year old. The simple text and bright illustrations are perfect for the 2 thru 6 set. Bob the Builder was not around when my older kids were little, but if your child is into that or trucks, they'll love this book.

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    5.0

    Girl Power!!

    By mom of 2yo boy & baby girl

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Harper Collins Machines at Work:

    I was so pleased to see a lady construction worker in some of the pictures!

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