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Sep 30 2019

William Bee's wonderful world of trains, boats and planes by William Bee

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Pavilion, 2019. ISBN: 9781843654155. 48pp., pbk.
"Once upon a time , the only way for people to get around was by walking, or on the back of a horse, or in some sort of contraption that was pulled by a horse. And then along came..."
Young readers who are fascinated by transport can join the lovable William Bee as he and his dog and a collection of traffic cones wander through the world and history of trains, boats and planes. Part true and part imaginary, his adventures are based on actual facts and these are woven into the narrative to make an engaging story that educates and entertains. With its humour and bright detailed illustrations, young readers have much to pore over and discover and perhaps even be inspired to design their own craft.
This is one of a series of three - William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks and William Bee's Wonderful World Of Tractors And Farm Machines that would sit very well within a unit on transport and travel.
Barbara Braxton

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