Reviews for LEGO Toys
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2009 Spring
These books introduce the creation, development, and significance of each product. A diagram of the hydraulic system, personal stories, and pictures of rescue operations enhance [cf2]Life[cf1]. LEGO's role in education and team-building skills and its contribution to the "system of play" are discussed in [cf2]Toys[cf1]. Though the subjects will be of interest to readers, babyish book design may deter them. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Great Idea titles: [cf2]The Jaws of Life[cf1] and [cf2]LEGO Toys[cf1].] Copyright 2009 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2009 March/April
Introducing inventions from start to finish, this series educates while it entertains. Teaching about how an invention comes to be and how it influences history and society, these titles help young readers learn about the impact of science and technology on the world through items they are interested in. Colorful pictures, detailed tables of contents, and glossaries of words indicated in boldface throughout the text all entice beginning readers, while a listing of resources for further information encourages the older reader to explore further. ?Did You Know?? boxes share interesting tidbits of information. While some of the words might be difficult for younger readers, reading with an adult would be helpful. The multicolored pages will help keep children?s attention. Lacking in these works, however, are pictures of children, which would lend a more personal interest to the materials presented. Classroom teachers will appreciate the lessons in these books, while parents and librarians can read these books with children introducing the world of nonfiction in an entertaining light. Index. Recommended. Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Electronic Resources/Web Librarian, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York ¬ 2009 Linworth Publishing, Inc.