Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Grace Hansen
Illustrator: Grace Hansen
Publisher: Abdo Kids
Wheels help the military get where it needs to go. The vehicles Humvee (HMMWV), Cougar, Stryker, and HIMARS serve important roles and have different purposes. This book showcases several vehicles that are used in combat or to move soldiers or light cargo. They have specialized features to move over different terrain, protect soldiers, and even launch rockets and missiles to support soldiers on the battlefield.
Large colorful photos of these military vehicles show up close and personal how they operate in the field and how they are adapted to service. Readers can learn what each vehicle is used for and their specific special features. A glossary at the back of the book explains the names and other terms used in the text. Aimed at the very young, this book keeps the text simple and does not give much detail for an older reader. However, the captivating photos and details give a good opportunity for discussion when reading aloud and will engage the interest and imagination of young lovers of wheels.