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Henry's Amazing Machine

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Inventors, rejoice!
From the time Henry is a baby he loves to put things together -- wheels with rods, switches with levers, cranks with gears. By the age of six, he's built an Amazing Machine that fills his entire room. But Henry doesn't mind. He keeps on building. By the time he's ten, the machine has taken over the entire house --- and the yard. His parents are proud of
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 16th 2004 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Danielle Harriger
PB 45: I loved this book because Dodds was able to convey the curiosity and imagination of a child through the fun plot line and the eclectic illustrations. The illustrator’s use of sketched cartoons mixed with realistic images of clocks drew me into the tale and set the tone for the whimsy and magic that ensued while Henry built his machine. I think images are very important for children, and I believe children should be exposed to different art forms in order to spark their imagination and own ...more
Henry seemed very inconsiderate of those around him in his drive to keep building. I also found the illustrations to be too busy.
Mrs Bond
Henry spends his entire life building "An Incredible, Amzaing machine." It doesn't seem to do anything, until one day Henry realizes it can do something great.

Fantastic illustrations -- so much to look at.
Erica Keller
This is a fun book about a young inventor.
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Dayle Ann Dodds is the author of numerous picture books for children, including THE SHAPE OF THINGS, TEACHER'S PETS, THE GREAT DIVIDE: A MATHEMATICAL MARATHON, and MINNIE'S DINER: A MULTIPLYING MENU. A former elementary school teacher, she lives in Carmel Valley, California.
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