I was given the wonderful opportunity to read and review this book with my son. And he loved it!! Rocks, Jeans, and Busy Machines is specifically designed for children ages 4-8 years old. It is a book written by 2 engineers who wanted children to be interested in, and learn more about engineering. Engineering for small children? Yes! It was a very simple yet informative book explaining to the children what exactly a structural engineer is (people who design bridges, towers, schools, etc) in a simple way, what concrete is, why engineers build buildings, and more!
I loved the simplicity but detailed information that this book taught my son. He learned what concrete was made of, who builds bridges and why they build them, even about engineers building playground equipment! If you have a child who wants to know how everything works or a child who likes to build buildings out of blocks- this is the perfect book for them! The illustrations are so colorful, and your child can even write their name in the beginning of the book! I definetely recommend this book for children of all ages!
Rocks, Jeans, and Busy Machines has been applauded by the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering.