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The Way Things Work Now

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Captivating look at the things that power our world.

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This wildly imaginative and entertaining exploration of how things work makes the complicated world of machines and technology accessible to every reader. And it's filled with visual puns and delightful illustrations. For kids who find all things scientific intimidating or even just plain boring, Macaulay's witty and user-friendly explanations -- a woolly mammoth having its tusks trimmed is used to illustrate a section on levers -- make tricky theories easily understood.

For visual learners, the heavily illustrated text should be of particular help in processing the large and wide-ranging amount of information. Granted, this information can be found online but certainly not in a way as fun and engaging to readers.

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