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Are You for Wheel?

Tony Davis


PUBLISHED: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9781741662801
ANNOTATION:
The fastest, the sleekest, the most famous and the strangest! This fascinating and high-speed look at more than 200 years of motoring will have you marvelling - and sometimes laughing out loud - at cars that float and fly and walk, cars made from plastic and even bamboo and those that are knee-high or as long as a bus. Ages 7-10 years.
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PUBLISHED: 1st February 2008
ISBN: 9781741662801
ANNOTATION:
The fastest, the sleekest, the most famous and the strangest! This fascinating and high-speed look at more than 200 years of motoring will have you marvelling - and sometimes laughing out loud - at cars that float and fly and walk, cars made from plastic and even bamboo and those that are knee-high or as long as a bus. Ages 7-10 years.

Annotation

The fastest, the sleekest, the most famous and the strangest! This fascinating and high-speed look at more than 200 years of motoring will have you marvelling - and sometimes laughing out loud - at cars that float and fly and walk, cars made from plastic and even bamboo and those that are knee-high or as long as a bus. Ages 7-10 years.

Publisher Description

The fastest, the sleekest, the most famous and the strangest! This fascinating and high-speed look at more than 200 years of motoring will have you marvelling - and sometimes laughing out loud - at cars that float and fly and walk, cars made from plastic and even bamboo and those that are knee-high or as long as a bus. You too will be asking ARE YOU FOR WHEEL? What famous Australian family car was nearly named the Koala? How did the Dynasphere, a car with just one wheel, stay upright? Heard about the trend-setting hybrid built by a lawnmower company? Did you know that the man who invented the car also invented the car crash? What car was known as the duck, the tin snail and the upside-down pram, yet sold in the millions? Heard about the car with a whopping 36 cylinders? What about the one powered by a fan - and which looked like a hair dryer?

Author Biography

Tony Davis is widely blamed for LEMON! 60 HEROIC FAILURES OF MOTORING, an Australian bestseller which has been adapted into the hit book for kids, You Must be Skidding! He is also responsible for the eccentric literary memoir F. Scott, Ernest and Me, plus the new children's series Roland Wright, Future Knight. Tony had a successful career in newspapers, magazines and publishing. He has worked at The Austrialian and The Sydney Morning Herald, and has written extensively about popular culture, history, motoring and television.

Product Details

Author
Tony Davis
Publisher
Random House Australia
Year
2008
ISBN-10
174166280X
ISBN-13
9781741662801
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-02-01
Subtitle
The Most Amazing Cars in the World
Country of Publication
Australia
Short Title
ARE YOU FOR WHEEL
Audience Age
8-11
Language
English
Illustrator
Shane Nagle
Media
Book
Illustrations
Yes
Pages
162