Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)


The first in a series of concertina fold-out books, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles features one hundred iconic boats, bikes, and other examples of creative excellence. This is a comparative history of transportation, illuminated in a visually accessible timeline that can be read back to front, top to bottom, and right to left. Brought to life by Mike Lemanski, this book is a stylish tribute to vehicles of all shapes and sizes.


Additional Information


Age Range: 9 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 12
Series: Design Line
Paperback: 16 pages
Publisher: Big Picture Press (April 8, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0763671215
ISBN-13: 978-0763671211
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.3 x 12.5 inches


Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

2 reviews for Design Line: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

  1. 5 out of 5


    This book is amazing! It’s a giant foldout on thick cardstock (not quite “hardcover” as it’s listed, arranged in time-line fashion from early transportation to modern. Pictures on one side and corresponding text on the other, along with a fascinating list of 10 technologies that changed transportation.

  2. 4 out of 5


    It unfolds displaying a visual timeline that is just over six feet in length. On one side you’ll find detailed illustrations of planes, trains, autos, etc. and on the reverse side is a little information about each design. If you are interested in the evolution of transportation and the designs of cutting edge vehicles, trains, planes, bikes and ships then you’ll want to display this fold out someplace in your home, office, or classroom.

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