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Title:
Full speed ahead! : how fast things go
Author:
Cruschiform, author, illustrator.
Uniform Title:
À toute vitesse! English
Publication Information:
New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary:
Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781419713385
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Did you know a tornado travels faster than a racecar? Full Speed Ahead! directly compares the speeds of animals, modes of transport and forces of nature in a clear and visually-striking album format. Objects are grouped from slowest to fastest, with objects of the same speed on the same spread, creating fascinating "match" races.The bright, vintage-style illustrations by French design firm Cruschiform have strong crossover and museum appeal. A glossary in the back matter gives additional information on each object.


Author Notes

Cruschiform is a French creative studio based in Paris founded by Marie-Laure Cruschi in 2007. Cruschiform collaborates with cultural revues, fashion magazines, children's book publishers, music bands and luxury brands, including Le Monde, Gallimard Jeunesse, Dior, Hermes, Johnnie Walker and Veuve Clicquot. Their other children's books include: Opus Elementaire, Revolution, Re-creatures and Livre D'histoire.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Children are always fascinated with the fastest of anything: animals, cars, trains, and planes. But what about sea horses, spiders, and centipedes? From the slowest (.2 mph) to the fastest (more than 60,000 mph), the folks at Cruschiform, Marie Cruschi's creative studio in Paris, have compiled a work that is two parts art and one part inquiry and is appropriate for almost all ages. While children may want to hurry through just looking and comparing speeds, older readers will want to revisit the retro graphic illustrations. The large red KM/H (with small blue MPH)are slant-centered on each left-hand page, with names of each pictured item numbered and listed at the bottom of the page. On the facing page is a red, yellow, black, and white illustration, which incorporates those numbers as reference. As a comparison of animals and machines, it is no doubt interesting, though without a lot of info or resources. As art, however, this is a volume well worth having.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

French design firm Cruschiform's graphics channel midcentury poster art while comparing the speeds of animals, people, and vehicles. Left-hand pages introduce the speed at which the objects on the facing pages move. Surprising juxtapositions include an alligator paired with a nuclear submarine (both move at 22 mph), and a springbok, dragonfly, sailboarder, mako shark, and fire truck, all members of the 56 mph club. Readers will be intrigued to see how the universe's slowpokes (such as the seahorse and Galapagos tortoise) measure up to its fastest-like a shooting star, which travels at a whopping 60,000 mph. A glossary provides additional details about each featured subject, along with a definition of speed itself. Ages 4-8. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-First published in French in 2013, this informational picture book seems more suitable as a coffee-table book, but the information will intrigue curious minds. Various items are presented, grouped from slowest to fastest. Spreads list a speed (in both kilometers and miles per hour) on all-white backgrounds, while facing pages feature drawings of animals, vehicles, or people that operate at that speed, laid out on a royal blue background. The same layout is used for each speed throughout, which feels repetitive. However, the information is unique, and there are some interesting facts on offer; for instance, a seahorse and a Galapagos tortoise travel at the same speed of .3 kilometers (kmh) per hour, or .2 miles per hour, and Earth rotates at 1,700 kmh-the same rate of movement as a traveling bullet. The glossary provides additional facts, along with a thumbnail picture of each. An additional purchase.-Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.