Gr 2-4--Attracted by the colorful covers, artistic machine enthusiasts will not be disappointed by the contents of these how-to-draw volumes. Not only are the step-by-step instructions easy to follow, but also each project, which are built largely of simple geometric shapes, represents a specific type of machine. For example, Boats teaches readers how to create a tugboat, racing boat, U.S. Coast Guard vessel, and more. An "Inspiration" spread in every title features photographs of the real-life versions of some of the models used. Kids are encouraged to try drawing their vehicles from various angles, and to add details and decoration. These projects are simple enough to be accessible, but complex enough to look cool.[Page 47]. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.