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Title:
Tractors
Author:
Stille, Darlene R.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, 2003.
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 24 x 29 cm.
Summary:
Briefly describes different kinds of tractors and other related machines and the work they do.
Language:
English
Contents:
Who needs a tractor? -- Why we need tractors -- You need a small tractor -- You need a farm tractor -- You need a combine -- You need a bulldozer -- You need a power shovel -- You need a backhoe -- You need a front loader -- You need a tractor with a crane -- You need a snow plow tractor -- You need a giant crawler.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 62143.
ISBN:
9780756502874
Format :
Book

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Describes different kinds of tractors and other related machines and the work they do.


Author Notes

Darlene R. Stille was educated at the University of Illinois. She is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for children including collections of biographies.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-These titles are so overly simplified that they border on being inaccurate. High-quality color photos fill the versos and sometimes extend to an additional third of the facing pages. Police Cars has some awkward writing that may result in some confusion, and the words listed in the glossary seem to be arbitrarily chosen. Tractors is written in an annoying second-person narrative, and the term "tractor" is never really defined. A page about tractors faces a photo of a rice combine on tracks, which may mislead children. Overly simplified statements could lead one to believe that horses plowed and planted seeds, and that shovels were the only tools or equipment available before the invention of the tractor. The spread on farm tractors leads readers to believe that their cabs are air conditioned and heated, but the one in the photo has an open cab. The snowplow tractor is described as having a big blade that pushes snow away, but the photo shows a snowblower. There are far too many misconceptions and errors in these books to warrant purchase as the photography cannot begin to salvage the texts.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.