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Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do. Includes internet links to find out more. Published for the 2018 Year of Engineering.

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9781474943659

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Series

This is Book 32 in the Lift the Flap Series. See all Lift the Flap books here.

First Line

"Engineering is not just about engines. Engineering means designing, testing and making all kinds of useful things. To do this, engineers use mathematics, science and - above all - their imaginations."

Toppsta Comment

This is an absolutely gorgeous hardback book with beautiful illustrations and as you would expect, thoroughly researched text from Usborne. As well as a general introduction to Engineering, there are also sections on Flight, Space, Gadgets, Robots and more. And there are literally hundreds of flaps to help you understand what is going on beneath the surface. Highly Recommended.

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Quotes

  • From music to movies to sculpture, lots of art requires technology and engineering to make it happen.
  • Engineering can also help people. Some of the most exciting medical techniques have been invented by biomedical engineers.
  • Enginners, ask, imagine, design, test and build.
4th October '18
Addie read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I thought this book was great. Each page is full of information and lots of great lift the flap pictures. Each double page is a different aspect of engineering such as robots, gadgets and helping people. I would say this is a really good introduction to engineering for children. Like must Usbourne books it would make a really good gift for a child. My highlight was finding information and an illustration of Pepper the robot who I have met. 
6th November '18
I read it to SophieKelly aged 5 aged 5
Lift the Flap Engineering 9781474943659
5 stars
Hardback robust lift-the-flap book full of modern day engineering examples (robots, medicial equipment, space, buildings, ipads) which my daughter Sophie (age 5) has found really engaging. Each page contains a lot of information, and the flaps help break down the explanations into manageable chunks. While its targeted at older readers (7-11), its a great resource for a younger child to dip into - for eg. Sophie is doing about the moon landing at school (year 1) so we took another look at the explanation of how a rocket reaches the International Space Station and how the astronauts return. Sophie's obsessed with ipads, so the "Gadgets Galore" pages have helped her understanding of touchscreens and apps.... and we've read and re-read the robot pages as she explores "easy programming" with her Botley robot. She's about to do her "Construction" badge at Girlguidings' Rainbows, and has to build something using triangular supports - so the "building big" section has been a good way for her to learn about civil engineering (and she pointed out the triangles in the bridge and skyscraper examples). 

Reading with Sophie usually falls to me, but her Dad has an engineering degree and has really enjoyed reading it himself and using it to introduce the subject to her. 

It's a really great read - and I will be looking at the others in the series for Sophie and intend to buy more copies of this one for friends' children this Christmas.
4th October '18
I read it to Bob1 aged 9 aged 9 & to Bob2 aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This book is full of very interesting facts, and I read it with both my 6 year old and 9 year old.  My 9 year old liked the flaps because she got to think about the answers before she read them.  She was especially interested in the bionic arm, and the ultrasound for the baby.  My six year old really loved the flaps - he thoroughly enjoyed discovery the pictures underneath! As a parent I liked the variety of information, rich and varied - plenty to aide discussions at home.  As a teacher I think it would be a perfect addition to any STEM material or day your school is having, it's full of potential! I'd recommend it for boys and girls.  Age wise I'd say 9+ to read in their own, 6+ to read alongside an adult. 
15th October '18
AJH read it themselves aged 12 aged 12
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5 stars
I loved the flaps and images in this book. it was really inspiring and made me think about being an engineer as a job. there is lack of information
 but that is made up for the fun illustrations and interactive flaps.
 i think it is suitable for anyone over 5 and would recommend it to anyone with an interest in engineering
11th October '18
I read it to AnnaC aged 9 aged 9 & to IslaC aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This book was a revelation to me as well as the girls, we all found out so much about engineering all around us and how we have managed to solve some hugely complicated problems like making buildings earthquake proof. Its done in an informative and entertaining way with plenty of flaps to lift, and information to find out.
 I hope this will help build an interest in STEM for the girls, and would recommend it for anyone looking to build their children's knowledge.
4th November '18
I read it to Leonapie aged 10 aged 10 & to Jamiepr aged 13 aged 13
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5 stars
This book had my two involved from the beginning. Aged 10 & 12 yrs the found it really interesting as children here’s part of engineering they both hadn’t thought of. The flaps made it engaging all the way through. Another great book which my family enjoyed very much and have Guly recommend it 
6th October '18
I read it to Joshyjosh aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
My son has thoroughly enjoyed looking at this book. He loves learning about all the new things and looking at the flaps. This book is great for inquisitive children. 
30th October '18
cooper15 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
Love love love this book!!  So interesting and Bella's father is an engineer and is always asking lots of questions so she enojoyed reading this with him. Very interactive and sturdy book with lots of interesting facts!! Can definitely recommend
19th October '18
Calvin read it themselves aged 13 aged 13
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5 stars
I love this book, because I want to be an engineer when I am older, this is really informative. Inside there are different types of engineering that I hadn't even thought about for example; aerospace engineers, electronic and software engineers, civil engineers and biomedical engineers.  What I liked best was the robotic engineering because this is the sort of thing I want to do when I am older, it is metal work, programming and imagination.  This is such a great book.
12th October '18
I read it to Bobbin aged 11 aged 11 & to Piglet aged 6 aged 6
Lift the Flap Engineering 9781474943659
5 stars
My younger son is a budding engineer, and this book is perfect for him.  It explains exactly what engineering is, and the wide range of areas that it covers (some of which were new to my son, and so has stretched his mind in terms of what else he might want to investigate). Full of facts, pictures, diagrams and flaps it is presented in an ideal way to engage young readers and draw them in to wanting to learn more. As a parent reading this with my children, it also helped me to learn a bit more about engineering (and has been a great way to demonstrate to my children that learning truly is a life-long process...). The book also highlights challenges that engineers are currently working on - again, a marvellous way to show that not everything in the world is 'known' and that children today will be able to perhaps solve current challenges.  This is a great book for inquisitive children, and one that I would highly recommend.
16th October '18
I read it to CH12 aged 6 aged 6
Lift the Flap Engineering 9781474943659
5 stars
This is such a good book for any child really interested in the world around them. It's a big bright exciting book to look at, very good quality and filled with facts & interesting information. The lift the flap features make it really engaging, children are learning without realising.

What I really liked was the variety of engineering it covers, it's not just aimed at traditional engineering but environmental, robotics, sound engineering and many others. I believe that really opens up a child's mind to the variety of careers out there. My 6 year old daughter found the book really interesting, as did I!! 
15th October '18
EH read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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3 stars
I really enjoyed this book. It really shows you what engineering is.. not just putting machines together, but doing all the planning and testing on a variety of topics. It answers loads of questions and could probabley guide you through the introductions of many things such as how to build an app, or how to control a simple robot. There is a new fact to find each time you pick up the book as it is easy to read different pages at a time. It opens your eyes  to new ideas.
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