Have you ever wondered what our lives would be like if we didn’t have cars? How would we get to work? To school? To soccer practice? To the grocery store and back?
It’s hard to imagine a world without them, but luckily we don’t have to! One of the reasons we can use cars so much in our everyday lives is because they are safe to drive. But that hasn’t always been the case. Without all kinds of crash test volunteers over the years—dead, alive, animal, or automated—cars as we know them might not be around.
Buckle up and get ready for this front-seat view of the science and engineering that makes the world’s most important vehicle safe for us to drive. Filled with fun four‐wheeled nuggets of history and explanations of how cars actually work, this nonfiction book from former science educator and award-winning author Jennifer Swanson will appeal to lovers of all things that go and readers who are interested in getting in under the hood and seeing how things work. This entertaining book is a must-read for any young car enthusiasts wanting to learn about the history of car production.
“[An] innovative blend of history, technology, and engineering…insightful fun. STEM at its best.”—Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
“Attractively designed and engagingly written—sure to appeal to readers with a taste for the scientific and technical.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The information presented here is interesting, and most readers will find it fascinating to learn how car safety has changed over time.” —School Library Connection
Look for Save the Crash-test Dummies this October at your local library, indie bookstore, or Barnes & Noble, and be on the lookout for the rest of our new Fall 2019 titles and those coming to Peachtree in paperback!