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Freaky-Strange Buildings

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Discover the coolest, strangest, and overall most breathtaking buildings in the world and learn all about their special features through comparisons to familiar objects. From the spectacular heights of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai and the Turning Torso in Sweden to the striking designs of the Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the Community Bookshelf in Kansas City, Missouri, kids will come to appreciate the numbers behind each building’s incredible features in terms they can understand. Packed with large, full-color photos and fascinating size comparisons, Freaky-Strange Buildings will help readers understand the measurements and numbers behind the world’s most fascinating buildings. Stat boxes on each spread provide a quick rundown of the key features of each building.

 
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series So Big Compared to What?
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8 x 10
ISBN 9781617723056, 9781617723414, 9781617723810
Title Format Reinforced book, Multi-User eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 720
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Guided Reading Level Q
Lexile Reading Level 1040
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 8.3
AR Quiz Number 146554
Author Michael Sandler
 
  • 2013 Children's Choices, 2013

Freaky-Strange Buildings

The first book [Amazing Amusement Park Rides] highlights some of the world’s biggest and fastest (and scariest) amusement-park attractions and how they operate, such as the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, Insano in Brazil (the tallest water slide in the world), and The Crypt in Virginia. Skyscrapers features some of the tallest buildings in the world and their dramatic architecture, including Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the Empire State Building, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Buildings shows off some of the world’s strangest-looking structures, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the Longaberger Home Office in Ohio, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Each title begins with historical and background information, then highlights eight rides or buildings, followed by their opening dates, locations, heights, and a special feature that makes them unique. Clear writing provides factual information about each structure and how it measures up in comparison to familiar objects, giving readers a better understanding of its size and scale. Small boxes with quick facts are directed at specific points in full-page color photos, providing additional information. Smaller pictures include close-ups of the ride or building. Each title concludes with a page of four additional structures of interest. Readers will be mesmerized by the awesomeness of these one-of-a-kind man-made creations.

Freaky-Strange Buildings

The first book [Amazing Amusement Park Rides] highlights some of the world’s biggest and fastest (and scariest) amusement-park attractions and how they operate, such as the Steel Dragon 2000 in Japan, Insano in Brazil (the tallest water slide in the world), and The Crypt in Virginia. Skyscrapers features some of the tallest buildings in the world and their dramatic architecture, including Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates, the Empire State Building, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. Buildings shows off some of the world’s strangest-looking structures, such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower in Shanghai, the Longaberger Home Office in Ohio, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Each title begins with historical and background information, then highlights eight rides or buildings, followed by their opening dates, locations, heights, and a special feature that makes them unique. Clear writing provides factual information about each structure and how it measures up in comparison to familiar objects, giving readers a better understanding of its size and scale. Small boxes with quick facts are directed at specific points in full-page color photos, providing additional information. Smaller pictures include close-ups of the ride or building. Each title concludes with a page of four additional structures of interest. Readers will be mesmerized by the awesomeness of these one-of-a-kind man-made creations.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Table of contents
Full-color photographs