Friday, November 6, 2015

What Makes Vehicles Safer? By Karen Kenney -ADVISABLE

Kenny, Karen What Makes Vehicles Safer? 32 pgs. Lerner, 2016. $25.00 NONFICTION
This technology concepts book is divided into chapters based on the type of transportation: Cars, Planes, Boats, and Trains. It features information on the technology that helps keep these different modes of travel safe for passengers such as: sonar, brakes, airbags, and GPS.

This book manages to present a possibly scary topic in a very non-scary way, even discussing how the media exploits scary incidents even though they are quite rare. It delves into a bit of interesting historical information and includes physics topics like gravity, friction, and momentum.  Lots of well chosen bright color photography gives this book a very modern sleek feel.
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author

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